With this being the end of the second week of 2013, I can’t help but think about how we decide on our goals. Many people look to make a change to their routine, while others want to make a other changes. This year my friend didn’t make a typical new years resolution, instead she made a list of things to let go.
She agreed to let me share it with you and I will say that even though she made this to pertain to her, I see a lot of myself in her list. Maybe it’s good idea that as we say hello to the new year we should leave the old beyond.
1) Give Up the Past: I know, I know. It’s hard, but the past that you are now longing for – the past that you are now dreaming about – was ignored by you when it was in the present. So STOP deluding yourself. Be present in everything you do and enjoy life!! After all life is a journey not a destination. Have a clear vision for your future, prepare yourself, but ALWAYS be present in the now.
2) Give Up Your Resistance to Change: Change is good. Change will help you move from A to B. Change will help you make improvements in your life and also the lives of those around you. Follow your bliss, embrace change – don’t resist it. “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls” Joseph Scott
3) Give Up Attachments: The moment you detach yourself from “ALL” things, (and that doesn’t mean you give up your love for them – because love and attachment have nothing to do with one another, attachment comes from a place of fear, while love… well, real love is pure, kind, and self less, where there is love there can’t be fear, and because of that, attachment and love cannot coexist) you become so peaceful, so tolerant, so kind, and so serene. You will get to a place where you will be able to understand all things without even trying. A state beyond words.
4) Give Up Your Self-Defeating Self-Talk: Oh my. How many people are hurting themselves because of their negative, polluted and repetitive self-defeating mindset? Don’t believe everything that your mind is telling you – especially if it’s negative and self-defeating. You are better than that. “The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive.”
5) Give Up Limiting Your Beliefs: Stop questioning what you can or cannot do, about what is possible or impossible. From now on, you are no longer going to allow your limiting beliefs to keep you stuck in the wrong place. Spread your wings and fly! “A belief is not an idea held by the mind, it is an idea that holds the mind”