I think it’s no question that New Years rings in new opportunities for new beginnings.
That’s three “new”s By the way ☝🏻
There’s something about that last digit in the year the sparks a motivation to start something anew.
I feel it as well.
What do I need to change, better, challenge, or (insert verb here).
Did you know that roughly 80% of resolutions are dead by February? You do now. This isn’t necessarily surprising as we live in a culture or “do more, be better, go faster” compounded with an already encumbered life style.
2018 manifested some wonderful experiences, some that I had to work hard for, others I was privileged to receive.
However, I found that in these various journeys of “change”, I found that I lost touch of myself, my values, my spirit, my humanity, in pursuit of this respective “change”.
I can’t think of a box to check this year, or a measurable goal that tells me I’ve obtained my “resolution”. But in my heart I can hear a yearning to return back to formal self. As I reflect back, I can see that the colors of my leaves have changed, but I have lost touch of the roots that have provided foundation.
Connecting with ourselves is hard, especially in world that doesn’t understand the benefit, and prefers to avoid self actualization.
Paradoxically, connecting with ourselves requires doing less, saying no, being kind, being vulnerable, being patient, and practicing gratitude. By being curious with yourself and the world, versus judgmental of it. Assigning shame on yourself and others only distances yourself from your humanity and spirit. Listen more and talk less, make space for exploration.
Be conscious of your expectations and the power they hold over you. Instead of “expecting” invite curiosity. Instead of “fixing” something about yourself, invite understanding. Make peace with your insecurities, be grateful for the positive experiences.
Hold space for your humanity. It deserves it.
And so do you.
Side note: The Utes tho 😒