At this time of year we tend to do this. We look back over the past year and forward towards the coming one.
Even if you don’t intend to do a review of the past 12 months its hard to avoid, what with the media’s need to fill column inches and air time. It’s the same with anticipating what 2016 might have in store; pundits everywhere will wade in with speculations and so forth.
Whatever your reaction to the media hype – whether you feel moved to buy it or not – the end of the year prompts at least a little reflection. How you use it is up to you, and in itself may not be very important since change happens whether we embrace it or not.
But it is important to recognise that our ancestral wisdom (call it ‘evolution’ or ‘social conditioning through time’, if you prefer), has prepared us for a nudge to our consciousness, or transition, to new opportunities and beginnings.
The description of Janus in the introduction is adapted fro Wikipedia’s entry.