New Year is consider to be about new beginnings, new hopes, new inspirations and new aspirations. The new year is usually a chance to "make right" what did not work out too well the year before; the disillusions, the sadness, the anger, the fears.
Many of us put ourselves into gear by making promises, known as resolutions, that we might or might not accomplish: stop smoking, lose weight, be a better parent, a better husband/wife/partner, obtain a new career, go back to school, get a new car, find a new partner/love...
These are all wonderful inspirations and aspirations, but many of us forget or fail to realize that everything starts from the inside out; we must remember to ground ourselves on a daily basis with the heavens, with nature, with our family, with friends - the whole becoming one; tuning in with each other and everything that surrounds us and everything else becomes second nature to our purpose in life and falls right into place like a puzzle. We are not perfect, we will make mistakes along the way, but it is important to recognize it and improve on it and every time we do, we will evolve and better our inner-self.
Meditation helps us to view our inner-selves, our needs and others' needs, it helps us to see how petty we can become by complaining and not appreciating what we already have. So enjoy the New Year, but better yet embrace you to improve you!