Reflections

2018 balloons and champagne 925x

2018 balloons and champagne 925x
It's that time of year again. If you've been reading my blogs for a number of years, then you know that this is when I write an article encouraging you to be kind to yourself in the New Year, and not make resolutions that are restricting or unattainable.

I've been giving the idea of resolution a lot of thought. Most of the time the word resolution conjures up what goals or changes we're resolved to make in the upcoming year.

 

This year I had an "AHA" moment that I wanted to share with you. Maybe it will provide you with an AHA as well.

While we always think of the definition of resolution as being "resolute" in our decision to make changes or accomplish goals, this year I think we should focus on another definition of resolution:

"A solution, accommodation or settling of a problem or controversy".

2017 has certainly had its share of controversy and problems. Wouldn't this definition of resolution be exactly what we all need?

As the end of year approaches, instead of torturing yourself with perhaps unattainable, rigorous goals, consider what you can do to resolve difficulties and disagreements.

It's important to bear in mind that order to make effective change, we need to come from a place of grace (as opposed to "dis-grace). So, as you ponder these ideas, do so with kindness and compassion in your heart and mind.

We can see this idea in music, where "resolution" is a progression of the voice from a place of dissonance to harmony.

Perhaps another way to look at your New Year's Resolution is, "How can I bring about harmony where it is needed?"

My hope in the New Year is that we can begin to resolve our differences, foster personal growth, and continue to evolve as a benevolent, considerate society.

My very best to you today and throughout the year.

P.S. If you would like a good read on making resolutions check out my article published on "Sharecare". Just click to get to the article.

P.P.S. If these sorts ideas resonate with you or perhaps with a loved one, find the full expanded concepts in my book, From Overwhelmed to Inspired and do let me know how your journey is going!

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