Just three more posts after this one until I’ve officially kept The Beautiful Answer alive for a full year. Wow.
As I get closer and closer to what this actually feels like for me, I’m happy that I managed to stick with something on a daily basis for pretty much the entire year. Four posts were either skipped because I was sick or traveling, and one because I just didn’t feel like writing anything that day.
One thing this blog has definitely hammered home for me is the idea of impermanence. Sure, it’s easy to grasp the concept intellectually, that things don’t last. That as each breath leaves our body, one more moment is moving into the past. But it’s another thing to write down your experience every day for 365 days in a row, watching things that annoyed or amazed you yesterday move into the past as well.
Sometimes I marvel at why people like blogs so much. They offer a place to vent, or keep private thoughts, but only if you don’t mind they’re not really being all that private. For me this has been as much about shifting my perspective on a daily basis, of making that a true spiritual practice so I get used to it, than anything else.
After a few more posts are written, I have no idea what I will do. And that in itself is a pretty cool place of freedom to be in.