New Year’s Message 2020
Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj
January 1, 2020
As we enter 2020, I wish everyone a happy New Year. Twenty years–one fifth of the 21st century—is concluding, and the next 20 years is beginning.As we look ahead to the next phase of the 21st century, our hopes and dreams focus on how to make it a time of peace and happiness.
Life on this planet always poses challenges. At a personal level, we all go through difficulties. At some time or the other, we may face health issues, financial loss, and relationship problems. There have always been conflicts in the world. How can we find peace and happiness when struggle is a part of human existence?
As we enter the New Year, I would like to offer a way to find peace in a troubled world. This solution is summed up in a four-word slogan for 2020:
Meditate plenty In 2020.
We cannot control what happens to us or others in the outer world. One thing we can control is our inner world. Meditation provides a key to peace and happiness. Within us is a permanent state of calm and joy. Through meditation, we can find it.
We can meditate at any time or place. When life is rough, we can snatch away some moments for meditation. Outer troubles of life fade as we immerse ourselves in our own peaceful inner retreat.
Meditation on the inner Light and Sound connects us to an ocean of Light, consciousness, and divine love that is so uplifting, we can forget our outer problems for a while. Just as a vacation helps us take a break from the stress of daily life, so does meditation offer time away from the outer tension we face. When we emerge from meditation, we are elevated with a joyfulness that lasts throughout the day. This gives us the strength to face life’s challenges with balance and equanimity.
When we find the exhilarating joy within us, we realize there is more to life than just the outer physical world. Within us are realms reverberating with celestial Music and glowing with radiant Light, filling our hearts with divine love. We can tap into this inner treasure anytime through meditation.
The more we meditate, the more our life is filled with ecstasy and peace. We cannot change the outer world or the challenges we face every day. We can choose to find a place free of problems through meditation. For the New Year, let us practice these four simple words:
Meditate plenty In 2020.
May this slogan guide us through the next phase of the 21st century and fill our hearts with lasting peace and joy.