We live in a linear progression moving from what was, into what is, while looking forward to what may be.
What was seems to be clear, but it is often tinted by our perspective.
What is is fleeting, and if we do not pay attention it quickly slips past us into what was.
What will be is barrelling toward us and we are trying to divine what it will be before it gets here.
Because we cannot escape this river of time we have evolved to place significance and meaning on moments that demarcate what was from what will be.
As we approach the beginning of a new year we know that there is no mystical renewal of our world when the clock turns from 11:59:59 to 12:00, but we place significance on the change.
And there is nothing wrong with that.
We have the ability to manifest sacred times and spaces that carry meaning and weight for our psyche and spirit.
We tell stories about what will be and inspire each other to reach for what could be next.
Do not underestimate the latent power of humanity to carve out meaning from the mundane and raise it up to significance.
And do not diminish the spirit of those who seek to create something of significance.
The reality is that time will continue to flow from one moment to the next without us.
The truth is that we create meaning and significance for those moments.
We anticipate what is next.
See you over the next ridge!