Letting Go and Starting Anew

At the beginning of each new year, many decide to start fresh again, make resolutions for the new year, and prepare themselves for a successful year.  I do the same, except for the new years resolutions part.  I find it almost unnecessary to do so because, well, new year’s resolutions are never really resolved.  This is a fact that most people are familiar with or have experienced for themselves time after time again.  For resolutions, I find that we’re probably better off making a really simple, watered-down version of an improvement we want to make in our lives or about ourselves for each new day.  This is hard enough, so…you get the point.

The start of a new year, or in this year’s case, the start of a new decade, is a once-in-a-year/decade opportunity to clean out any baggage that has been dragging us down.  Whether it’s memories of tragedy, disappointment in failure, grief over loss, grudge against foe, or distress about issues, now is a good time to let go, forgive, and walk away.  You can’t really clean out a bowl of dirty water without emptying out the dirty water first.  Don’t fall for the temptation to, for instance, add something like colored water to disguise what was contaminating the water before, because then you’ll just get…dirty colored water.  You get the point.

Happy New Year.  I wish you all a good one.

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