Monday, January 2, 2012

The Real New Year’s Resolution

Why do we feel the need to drudge up, wallow in, and shove every mistake that we ever made from the prior twelve months into a twelve hour moment?

Why do we feel the magnetic pull of choosing the last day of the year to ask for forgiveness and redemption for all of our stupid ventures and ideas that fizzled to embarrassing failures?

What will it take to realize every time we wake up in the frosty mornings or lounge in the stifling hot afternoons that we have the ability to gain redemption by consciously changing our reactions to people and events around us?

It doesn’t take the magical moment on December 31st, at the stroke of midnight, to begin to create a better life for ourselves. Every nano second, of every twenty-four hour day, of every year is a new opportunity to become everything we’ve ever wanted to.

Who told us that we couldn’t start living today? Who created the false belief that the Universe won’t collect our goals unless we stand up and claim them on January 1st?

Hey don’t get me wrong, I believe in the tradition of renewing ideals and goals for the New Year. I just don’t understand why we aren’t checking our stinking thinking every day. Why do we reserve it for the evening we stand around the television, waiting for the big glowing ball to slide down the pole in New York?

Don’t we know that all those beautiful people freezing in New York or on the streets of San Francisco are longing for the same world peace, financial freedoms, and unconditional love we all want?

Drunk or sober, happy or sad, peaceful or war torn, I believe we all want to be listened to and inspired. We want to dance in the light of new discoveries, sleep in the bliss of peace, and stand in the wake of plenty.

But how can our society reach true greatness if its people keep hating change, rejecting peace, and cursing prosperity?

Don’t we know by now that what we choose to focus on will stick around as long as we keep giving it energy?

Right now is the moment to sit in silence, find out what burns deep in your soul, and give that back to the world. There is nothing stronger than a made up mind. Show the world who you are and what great things you are capable of doing. Be the change you want to see in the world. Wake up every day in gratitude, and lay your head to sleep recalling the great lessons and wonders of the day. Then and only then will you truly see that it doesn’t take a stroke of midnight on the last day of the year to be inspired by your goals, live your dreams, and be the person you want to be in this world.

Live your resolutions every day~ you deserve that much!

Happy 2012~ May every moment become an opportunity to grow and live in gratitude!

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