Right around now, people are already burnt out on the kale and the gym and the futile resistance to chocolate/booze/shopping/internet... whatever it is for you.
We are all in the habit of making New Year’s resolutions: “I hereby solemnly proclaim I will lose X pounds, eat clean, live within my budget”… whatever it is for you.
The thing is… making a New Year’s resolution seems so lofty.
But from soul persepective, it's a proclamation that you don’t love yourself as you are.
It’s saying “I’m not enough”.
I’m not enough with my extra twenty pounds.
I’m not enough with my addictions.
I’m not enough with my distractions.
Yes of course, it is useful to live a more clear and balanced life.
But overall, the Universe doesn’t care about your habits.
The Universe cares about your expansion.
If you (and I) were to stop trying to control the symptoms (the addictions, the distractions) and instead sink deep into spiritual practice where we have daily connection to our soul… well, eventually, over time, all the symptoms would go away.
We would love ourselves as we are.
We would understand that we are works in progress.
We would be gentle and kind and compassionate to our selfs: beautiful humans, far from perfect, walking the path.
Instead of making a bunch of resolutions this year, consider making un-resolutions.
Resolve that you’ll first attend to your soul.
The inner work always shifts the outer.
That’s the place to start.
P.S. Have you experienced The 33 Lessons?
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