With a brand new year comes a brand new Letter of the Year for me. As the 16th letter of The Vimala Alphabet is Ii, my overall focus for 2016 will be the Ii Soul Quality of Clear Perception. Not surprisingly, this invitation to maintain a centered view, based on facts rather than emotions and opinions is coming at a perfect time.
When I was growing up, news could be obtained from the newspaper, various radio channels at specific times, and three television networks. The quality of the news source was determined by how successfully it maintained a neutral stance, presenting stories in as unbiased a way as possible. Then it was up to the individual reading, listening, watching to draw conclusions and form opinions from the facts presented.
Boy do we do things differently today. Now we start with our opinions and prejudices and look for the news source that supports them. 24/7. What’s wrong with this picture? Plenty, unfortunately. Whether it’s junk science or partisan politics, distinguishing facts from opinions has become a minefield, especially in a presidential election year. Open minds are in danger of becoming an endangered species.
The Declaration of the Letter Ii, “I see as God sees and love as God loves,” is a gentle reminder to never compromise one’s heart and soul in search of that clear, unbiased perception of whatever life throws at us. I may not always meet this challenge, but at least I can hold the intention to do so. Isn’t that what the best New Year Resolutions are all about?
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