Engaging the New Year with Questions and Drinking Green Tea


While I drink my green tea,
the old year is slowly slipping away
and in a couple of minutes it will be
a different year.
This is a moment of reflecting, of going inside
and getting deep, of listening intently
to an ancient voice, of looking longingly to some distant place
where hopes and dreams wait in silence,
of facing questions that keep on transgressing the confines
of my mind for a long time.
I think it is not enough to craft resolutions.
I think about pondering the deeper questions of life
in a submissive position that requires faith and trust
to a great mystery.
And I believe doing so goes beyond the telling and making promises.
And as to the answers to those questions, I am approaching them
from a position of reverence and silent wonder.

About Virgilio Gavia

Interests: poetry, photography, writing (prose and poetry), walking/hiking, reading (non-fiction and books of poetry) drinking coffee and herbal teas, camping, fishing, contemplating, solitude, silence, traveling, faded jeans, meaningful conversation, wabi-sabi, haiku, tanka, Jazz, Classical, oldies, all the books of Thomas Merton, Joseph Campbell, Thomas Moore, John O'Donohue, Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Mark Strand, ancient Chinese and Japanese poets, The Bible, spirituality, philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, humanities and the arts.
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4 Responses to Engaging the New Year with Questions and Drinking Green Tea

  1. arlene says:

    It is so nice to see you back Ver.

  2. “Trust to a great mystery” – such a stunning phrase. It guides me into something sacred and true.

    I join you in approaching the New Year in “reverence and silent wonder”. May your wonder overflow!

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