What is NEW year?

“I wonder what we mean by a new year.  Is it a fresh year, a year that is totally afresh, something that has never happened before?  When we say something new, though we know that there is nothing new under the sun, when we talk about a happy new year, is it really a new year for us? Or is it the same old pattern repeated over and over again?

New means a brain that has freed itself from its conditioning, from its characteristics, from its idiosyncrasies and the opinions, and the judgments, and the convictions.

Can we put all that aside and really start a new year?

It would be marvelous if we could do that!”


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