After decades of practice and teaching, what inspires me are those moments when I can see the habitual as if it were for the first time. If such moments occur while I'm giving a talk, then the teacher in me can hear its own words imbued with the freshness imparted by those who truly listen -- the multiple aspects of myself being part of the audience as well. Thanks for your participation in the process.
As we come to the end of the old and begin anew, is this "new beginning" just a gambit to circumvent a situation, or are we embarking in a genuine process of transformation? The practice provides invaluable support for the latter choice.