I am writing this on the 1st day of 2011. Another flip of the page of the calendar which is made into a significant holiday in many cultures. Regardless which calendar (and therefore which day) you keep for your New Year celebration, the same question should ring in you if you are a Seeker :
What meaning does it have for you?
Or is it just another day? As a Seeker, my main method of research has always being the one which I will follow now again: The correctly asked question itself gives birth to the right answer…
Here we are: is January 1st any different in it’s significance than, say, December 31 or January 2nd ? – Surely not. But then again, does it mean that December 31st or January 2nd are not significant? – Hmm. Here we go deeper…
Of course they are significant! Each day is significant if ever you offer any significance to a human life! But then this means that January 1st is significant and even Holy … as any other day of our lives! True, but then do we need to celebrate it selectively over any other day? The answer is:
Not over, but just as joyously as any other day … But I hear you saying: But we don’t celebrate every day! Bingo my friends, here we are:
It is because we don’t celebrate every day of our lives (either we can’t or we don’t want, or it’s too much for us, etc.) that’s why we need a symbol for such daily celebration at least once a year!
And let this symbol be a reminder for us of something important which we’d be better off to do daily, yet, because we do not, let us do it at least once a year on New Year Day:
do re-evaluation of the last period of your life (in this case a period is a whole year, but if we were smart enough to do such celebration daily, we would do re-evaluation of the previous day every evening before going to sleep)