I Come to This Year

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I come to this year


To the truth of life

My life

Equipped to see

Beyond the haze

Of illusion

Who I am

Who I am not

Who I yearn to be


I come to this year


Whether being that person

Truly holds the seeds

Of more grace

Or serves to distract

From the possibility that

Who I was meant to be

Is who I’ve always been

And that my path is not

To become

But to allow

The me

That has always stood

Off to the side

To take its seat

At the table of my life


I come to this year

Leaning toward a path

Yet mindful that

The Universe

Wise old soul

May have plans

Possibilities unforeseen

That hold within them

The gift of serendipity

Joys undiscoverable

When blinded

By rote.


I come to this year

Accompanied by

The lines of the play

This life has written

Indelibly inked

Acutely human

Unwilling, still

To confine

The story yet to be told

To the breadth and depth

Of the story already lived


I come to this year

With love

In love


Filled with


And hope

Inviting you

To come and play

And live

And be

Lit from within


I come to this year


For the invitation, once again

To come to this year.


Won’t you come too?


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68 responses

68 responses to “I Come to This Year”

  1. Trish says:

    How beautifully touching. . . . . .thank you for sharing, Jonathan. All the best to you and your family for a blessed 2015.

  2. Roopa Dudley says:

    I am so there!

  3. Lorrie butcher says:

    Wonderful gift. Thank you. So much pain in 2014. Please that 2015 brings joy and optimism to all. Your poem is a perfect start.

  4. Monica says:

    Thank You for sharing! Beautiful and inspiring!!

  5. Larisa says:

    Seems very nice – though some things are not easy to grasp for I am not a native speaker.

  6. Flash says:

    Your lyrical heart is so brimming with goodness. What a gift it is to know you!
    And it’s an extra wonderful treat to encounter your truly wonderful “Disclosure & Other Legal Mumbo-jumbo” at the bottom of the page. Inspired! xox!

  7. UED says:

    What a lovely poem. Thank you for sharing. Happy new year to you and your family!

  8. joan says:

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Inspiring path for all of us.

  9. Awesome! Thanks for sharing… Loved it. Happy New Year!

  10. Shelli says:

    Beautiful and inspiring! Thank you for this. It conveys such a beautiful way of considering the mystery/truth — that our best pursuit might be a journey into ourself…I love what you say about the possibility that perhaps we are who we have always been… For 2015 I want to remember that “the privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” (Joseph Campbell)
    Thank you, Jonathan, and Happy New Year to you and yours!

  11. Shauna says:

    Ahhhh…. Yes. Serenely coming into this year with Grace, more committed than ever to becoming Comfortable with Uncertainty, and up-leveled Wisdom.

  12. Marva says:

    Great poem! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Angelo Cantelmo says:

    Thank you for sharing your heart, mind , and soul and reminding us to do the same and shine our light and be all we can be. Happy New Year and Blessings to you.

  14. Angie says:

    Thank you for the lovely poem Jonathan!

  15. Bernadette says:

    Very sweet and poignant…right there with you dear one!

  16. Diane Varner says:

    Your universal lyrics touch my heart and inspire me as I begin this new year. Thank you.

  17. Sue Libow says:

    Thank you. I like you, Jonathan Fields! Happy to start the New Year with you.

  18. mary says:

    I come to this year

    With love

    In love


    Filled with


    And hope
    These words resonated immediately. Beautiful poem from a very beautiful person. Thank you for everything you share.

  19. Parisa Keshavarz says:

    That is fantastic.thank you alot…

  20. “…my path is not

    To become

    But to allow”


    Happy New Year Jonathan to you and your family! I definitely accept the invitation to play this year.

  21. I love this! Thanks JF!

  22. Simply beautiful, Jonathan. Thanks.

  23. terri cole says:

    Yes I think I will.
    Thanks pal

  24. Cassia says:

    “Who I was meant to be

    Is who I’ve always been”

    Such a beautiful invitation from a beautiful person. I’m all in…

  25. Gail Gaspar says:

    Glad I stumbled upon your poem this first morning of 2015. Aspiring to own and embrace that inspiring invitation to play this year!

  26. Very inspiring and beautiful. Looking forward to being in your tribe. Thank you for all you do and Happy New Year I hope your poem is actualized.

  27. Well said, Jonathan! Beautiful, with depth and reflection. Blessings!

  28. Cher says:

    Perfect words to start the day and the year! As always inspiring…thank you

  29. Toni says:

    Thank you Jonathan. A gentle, humble, and inspiring reminder to us all. May it be so for each and everyone. Much love.

  30. thienchuong says:

    Yes, i enjoy this poem so much ! (for i feel appreciating it – simple & meaning). i’ve had the matter with overcoming myself or keeping it nicely & stably in the surroundings ?! i heard that reclaiming the countries or the world is reserved the right for nuclear time but for us we should try to reclaim ourselves overtimes. (And winning ourselves is the great meaningful win in our lives)… now thanks so much & Happy to you this 2015 !

  31. patricia says:

    really beautiful….. thank you …..peace

  32. Lora Crestan says:

    simply beautiful – thank you for the wonderful gift of your kindness in sharing your heart.

  33. Tina says:

    Mahalo Jonathan…nice to start 2015 with this beautiful poem that resonates on so many levels. Love it.

  34. Adam says:

    Acutely human and pushing past confines indeed! Thank you for all that you are and are open to becoming, Jonathan. One by one, we are inspired. Adam

  35. V McBaird says:

    Courageous vulnerability to write this poem and post it has led to beauty and inspiration for others – including me. Thank you for practicing what you share and teach – the result of your poem is magical.

  36. Ricki says:

    Thank you for these beautiful words. Looking forward to hearing and seeing more of you in 2015.

  37. dawid says:

    Thank you for sharing Jonathan. All the best:)

  38. Susie Cook says:

    Beautiful! Many thanks for sharing this & all the inspiration along the way. Cheerful New Year to you Jonathan!

  39. Greg Voisen says:

    Please give youself credit, you wrote a great poem. I loved the verses and the message. I am seeking to find my true self and be true to myself. Blessing to you in the New Year and all your days.
    In Spirit,

  40. Matt Andress says:

    Stellar Mr. Fields. Thank you for putting yourself out there and sharing this with us.

  41. Dolores Carruthers says:

    Please keep writing poetry. Your words capture what it is to live from the heart in a world caught in dreams of fear.

  42. Debra Marrs says:

    Lovely writing, Jonathan. You are indeed a poet and don’t know it. 🙂

  43. Nanouska says:

    I too hope that I will let the true me take a seat at the table of my life…

    What a wonderful poem Jonathan! Glad this is one of the first things I see in my emails this 1/1/ 2015! Keep doing what you are doing my friend <3

  44. Shell Parsons says:

    That was truly beautiful Jonathan. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Thank you also for the gift that is the Good Life Project. I love the insight I gain through all the wonderful interviews and podcasts you present. I must say I really miss the video interviews as I love watching the body language between you and your guests and watching the twinkle in the eyes of you both as you can really SEE the connection that is created. Through your gift of GLP, I have connected with the amazing Susan Piver and her inspiring Sangha and my writing has flourished as a result. Wishing you an amazing year ahead full of all the best that life has to offer. Shell.x

  45. Erica says:

    Beautiful, Jonathan. x

  46. Monica says:

    That was beautiful Jonathan. Happy New Year to you!

  47. Jennifer says:

    I love this…reminds me of the saying, trust God but tether your camel. Thank you. I am grateful to be coming to this year. Namaste

  48. Laurana says:

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing…

  49. Cyd says:

    You do understand verse and form … and much more. Thank you for the beautiful words. I accept the invitation to 2015. Cheers!

  50. Beautifully poetic way to kick off 2015! Thanks for sharing! Peace!

  51. L. Joy says:

    I enjoyed reading your poem on this first day of 2015, thank you for sharing

  52. Kelly says:

    Perfect, as it is. 😉

    • Dave G says:

      Bit more of a poet than you gave yourself credit. The purity and sincerity flowed. Very well said and oh so real. Living in our own simple truth.

  53. E. Diane White says:

    I read the poem twice yesterday and again this morning…pausing at each verse, allowing it to sink in, to wash over me….reminding me of truths I know. Thank you.

    Might there be more here than a poem? Is each verse the beginning of a chapter distilled down to essential truths? I imagine stories, yours and our own, hard won lessons behind these words.

  54. Talib says:

    Beautiful. I’m coming! I’m coming! Thank you Jonathan for this poem and everything else you have brought to my life. The GLP family was a big part of 2014 and no doubt will continue to impact me in 2015 and the years to come. Looking forward to some new podcasts!

  55. Anne says:

    That is a wonderful poem. Thank you. I plan to print it out and use it to focus on the importance of being me.

  56. Faye Riley says:

    Hi Jonathan,

    Thanks for the insightful and moving poem.
    Happy New Year!


  57. Rick Popowitz says:

    A wonderful, life and change affirming poem for 2015. May the year ahead be filled with health, happiness, joy, laughter and adventure for you Jonathsn, your family and the tribe that follows you.

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  59. Danielle says:

    This is a beautiful poem Jonathan. Thank you for writing it and sharing it with me.

    Best wishes for your year ahead.

    It will be remarkable, I’m sure.


  60. Miranda says:

    I love the line “And that my path is not to become but to allow…” so much of what is important to remember is in those few words (or at least for me it is so).
    Thanks for posting this. For a guy who claims to know nothing of poetry, you seem to know quite a lot about writing a meaningful poem 🙂

  61. Leah says:

    Beautiful words to start my 2015 working week.

    My fav: Questioning. Whether being that person. Truly holds the seeds. Of more grace. Or serves to distract. From the possibility that. Who I was meant to be. Is who I’ve always been. And that my path is not. To become. But to allow

    Thank you Jonathan 🙂

    • Carol Ann Madle says:

      Dear Jonathan ~ You have communicated a beautiful and sensitive invitation to this new year. In the face of your humility (apology for not knowing “form”, etc.), you show courage; yet, one should not apologize for stepping out of their usual place of knowledge or comfort!! Your poem has given me much to contemplate. Thank You!!

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  63. yes I would !

    Love it : my path is not. To become. But to allow