This year’s almanac theme of Being Truly Human celebrates the honor, the responsibility and the immense possibilities of Being Truly Human. In the East, wise ones talk about the privilege of gaining birth in a human body. The poet Walt Whitman tells us, “If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred.” We are also blessed with a human mind, that marvelous faculty of self-determination. We, of all the creatures on earth, can self-guide. Our powers of creativity abound, in the arts, music, and literature. From our relentless search to understand the universe and our place in it arise mathematics, the sciences, philosophy, as well as spiritual inquiry.
Look for the themes – every day’s quote follows a carefully crafted theme for the week! Special places for journaling and planning!
“When I keep the week’s almanac theme humming in the background of my mind, it helps me put everything that happens that week into perspective,” says the Almanac’s editor, Renée Tillotson.