A holiday like New Year’s seems to have personal development written all over it. The resolutions. The goals. The visions. While this is an opportunity to take a look at where we are and where we would like to be, a New Year is not so different from every other day… well… every other moment, even. What if we felt about any moment the way we feel about the freshness and newness of a new year?
Guess what? It really is exactly that. Every moment is new. Every single moment is new, a fresh start, a clean slate. It is even more new than we think a new year is.
There is only one reason why New Year’s resolutions tend to lack in results, and it’s not laziness or lack of dedication. Laziness is only a symptom of not being in the state desired. If you have not felt yourself to be the you who has already accomplished a resolution, then all kinds of things will show up as “reasons” why your “resolution” didn’t stick. When your vibration is not aligned with the result, then all the will power in the world will not bring you to it. You can try to force yourself to eat better, exercise more, advance in work, write that book, make more friends, not have certain friends, learn a language, play an instrument, practice a sport, do more to be of service, etc. etc. etc. but until you SEE YOURSELF AS the person who is doing those things… FEEL YOURSELF AS that person… you will struggle and be frustrated and possibly feel like a failure.
The truth is, resolutions (and keeping them) are not one bit a question of failure or success as a human being… it is about loyalty to the unseen reality. It is about your chosen I AM. Your words (and thoughts… words are spoken thought) are self-fulfilling prophesy. You may THINK you are committed, but commitment doesn’t feel like a force or even a passion. It feels like a natural state of your new I AM. It feels like getting acquainted feelingly with the new man… the new version of you, who is already experiencing that which you wish to be, do, have.
Change your I AM and your resolution will manifest with ease and naturalness. The only struggle can be found in deciding who you are and not identifying with the old you who “does not follow through” or “is just overweight” or “is well-meaning but things just don’t work out for”. Some perseverance will take you through that struggle and the rest of the work is not yours. You will do whatever is required without even knowing what you are doing… you will find yourself in the right place at the right time as the new you… in what feels like no time at all.
Happy New Year to you and yours.