Resolve not Resolution

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If you are reading this, you’ve done it! Mile marker reached, 365 days in your book of life and a new chapter begins with the start of the New Year. It occurs to me that we take little time to celebrate the reaching of this destination, often we are weighed down by the struggles we still carry from one year into the next. When I was meditating today, connecting with Spirit, they showed me how we often don’t see the importance of each new day, let alone each new year. Our inability to see our own victories through the shadow of life traumas often creates a feeling that life is only struggles or failures. Being stuck in perpetual struggle, be it with many things in your life or singular it brings us to a space or desire of wanting change.

This change can look like many things. It can be to lose weight, gain financial control, overcome addictive behavior, buy a home, or a host of endless things. In this hope for betterment with the New Year we make resolutions, usually with good intentions. Spirit thinks this is wonderful ideology, to set goals. But Spirit asks what happens when your whole New Year success is placed on a single resolution? Will you be able to adjust and celebrate your accomplishments outside of accomplishing the singular resolution, whether you reach it or not? If you do not reach your resolution goals will your perspective unravel and compound your feelings of struggle and failure? Will you make life decisions based only on fast tracking this goal, not realizing in the big picture these decisions do not serve your journey?

Over the last several years I personally have not been one to make resolutions for the exact reason Spirit highlights. For example, after having children my goal was to return to my weight before children. I would set out with this singular resolution and when I didn’t meet that goal it was crushing. I felt like a failure and my singular focus throughout the year left me unable to see my other accomplishments and growth.

Now, myself and what I think Spirit is saying is not to resolve better outcomes for yourself but to not singularly focus on one goal. Be open to goals adjusting, changing, and allowing space for them to take longer than planned. Looking back, I realized this in my own goals. In my goal to lose weight, I was looking to lose weight in 365 days that took well over a year to gain. I also had no plan for becoming healthier, changing habits or other ways to support the goal. This is what we need to resolve, ideology in ourselves.

Realize that life is about learning and growth. Realize that you should resolve to be a work in progress in all ways with an end goal of being a better you, mind, body, and soul.

Thank you for taking time to read this blog. I am here, sending you inspiration, insight, and strength for what lies ahead in your own self-discovery and connection with Spirit. I hope somewhere between the lines of what I share and do not fully say that you find inspiration and revelations about yourself and your own journey. Please, if so, inspired leave a comment. Your feedback will help me better generate topics suited to you, the reader.

Written by: Steph

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