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A little checking and I found that they are attributed to Eckhart von Hochheim (1259-1327) who was a German theologian, philosopher and mystic. He was referred to as Meister Eckhart, having the academic title for the Magister in theologia he earned in Paris. He would be tried as a heretic, but is thought to have died before the verdict was announced. I find myself wanting to know more about this man who lived so long ago, yet speaks to me now.
As we come to this last day of 2014, dear readers, I find his words to also be appropriate advice for the coming new year. New Years day isn't anything really special, there really isn't anything new about it. But it is a time to mentally reflect on the past year, anticipate the new year and plan to live life as the best you can. Is it time to challenge yourself to try something new?
Strive for happiness and take satisfaction in all that you do.
Happy New Year and
May you experience the magic of beginnings!