This morning I have come to the realization that it is time to STOP all this resolution business. Even the very word resolve gives me the shivers as I always associate it with determination and control. It is true isn’t it, most New Year’s resolutions go like this: On the 1st of January, we promise to go to give up things that are bad for us starting at midnight and continuing for the entire year! Sounds familiar? Yup, I have been there.Unfortunately, most of us including my good self, break this promise after a day or so and feel rotten for letting myself down!
Have you ever wondered why these New Years’ resolutions do not work out for us? In scientific terms, the word resolve means to separate, to break up into elementary parts. When you think about it, perhaps this is the reason why resolutions do not work. They break us up. They reduce us. They focus on the negative.That is why I have decided to stop this resolution business. This year I am going to be easy on myself and easy with everyone around me. No fixing. No promises that I cannot keep. Just a gentle whisper to myself that all is well with the world even If I do not understand what that means. This year I will live in hope, one day at a time. This year I will Yes to everything, even when I am afraid. I will let go and let Love flow through me.
I am not exactly sure how this works because as a Mammy I love to fix everything and everyone including you guys reading this post.I mean what is Love anyway? The ‘Good Book’ tells us that
‘Love is patient, kind, without envy. It is not boastful or arrogant. It is not ill mannered, nor does it seek its own interest. Love overcomes anger and forgets offenses. It does not take delight in wrong, but rejoices in truth. Love excuses everything, believes in all things, hopes in all things, endures all things’ (Corinthians 13: 4-7. Christian Community Bible pp 1696))
Note to self.
Have a great one you guys.
Hugs and love,