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Reflect, Release, Recommit.

Happy new year, guys. I’ve been skimming around online, and it appears that intention is the new resolution. I’m not sure when resolutions became cliche, but I still like them. This article outlines why a lot of people hate them. In a nutshell, research shows resolutions frequently fail because people forget (or don’t know) to be specific, realistic, and optimistic. It says that, in defining resolutions, a person must be more cognizant of time management and focus.

I have some resolutions. They’re vague (read: everything the above article explains is wrong with resolutions) — Weight loss, career goals, better organization, writing more…I don’t intend to set them aside, but I’d be lying if I told you I had specific goals in mind already.

Without the exact resolutions in place, I chose to focus on words as themes — more big picture. While meditating earlier today, the word ‘honor’ snuck into my consciousness. Specifically (I even wrote this shit down), “Honor myself as I would honor God.”

One of the beliefs of my spiritual organization is this:

We believe in our own soul, our own spirit, and our own destiny; for we understand that the life of all is God.

This tenet is going to propel 2017 for me. Treat myself better. Have more patience with myself. Release the illusion of control. Celebrate my accomplishments.

I have a tendency to bite off more than I can chew. This year, I want to try for less and hopefully, mindfully, wind up accomplishing more with less effort.

Honor myself.

Thank you, by the way, for being here. You’re lovely. And once more, happy new year. In gratitude, here’s a link to some Eastern meditation music that inspires me. Oh! That’s another one: This year, there will be more music.

Winter is my favorite!

Gonna make it!