In the last day of the year we always stop and look a bit back and a bit forward. We archive a part of our past and we set new intentions for the year to come.

To me it’s always been like finding myself on the border of a cliff, in which you look around you and you realize that you’re just one step away from taking off from the ground and starting that so desired and awaited flight. In that moment all of your life unfolds before you: the good moments and the bad ones, the joy and the pain, the laughters and the tears. So many things have happened… For a moment you feel lonely, a bit melancholic, and scared but with a burning desire to be able to take off. So you wonder what does it take to make that step forward?

If you close your eyes and you listen to your heart, you realize that fear is the only burden that could make you fall and that same fear is nothing but the fear to embrace Life.

But if you decide to look at that fear deep in the eyes, it stops to scare you. It has the face of a man that allowed himself to get old, its gaze is lifeless for it has refused to See, it’s paralyzed. And if you look even deeper, you understand that fear has just fear of itself and you suddenly start to feel so much compassion for it that you decide to help it with Courage.

So you start telling it about all the colors Life is made of. Of all the moments you loved and hated, you laughed and cried and all the while you are doing it you recognize that every single thing you have lived has been worth it. In the kaleidoscope of your Life events, every emotion has been meaningful.

While it listens to you, fear starts living those emotions and for the first time since it’s been created it starts to understand what living means.

While you’re telling your story, fear changes its face and transforms itself into Hope. Its heavy body starts getting lighter and it starts feeling the desire to let everything go and LIVE. Every single moment. Fully. To the last breath.

In that moment, fear ceases to have that name. It starts smiling and it teaches you how to unfold your wings. It promises you that Life will still be full of dualities. You will still have happy days and desperate ones. You will fall in love and be heartbroken again. You will meet many people along your path, some will stay with you forever, some just for a brief moment but each one of them will give you a precious gift and unforgettable teachings.

That’s when Magic happens. Your wings unfold, you take a step and your start flying above the the world. You see houses, landscapes, people and their amazing stories, the deepness of every emotion, of every human being and you understand that everything is absolutely Perfect in its Imperfection.

You fly towards a new horizon, a new journey, a new adventure.

This is for you my friends. I wish you to be everything that is you and to live with Love every single moment of your life in the next year and all the years to come.

With much Love

Coxy

“Come to the edge,” he said.

“We can’t, we’re afraid!” they responded.

“Come to the edge,” he said.

“We can’t, We will fall!” they responded.

“Come to the edge,” he said.

And so they came.

And he pushed them.

And they flew.”

― Guillaume Apollinaire

Cover photo: Myra Vides

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