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The key to the New Year lies within You

The dusk of day looks torwards the dawn of a new one.
The dusk of day looks torwards the dawn of a new one.
Photo by Tracy Page

The years end is upon us, and with it we open our arms to the hopes and aspirations of a new and exciting year.  On the minds of many is thoughts of how to improve our internal and external lives.  With so much upheaval in the world comes the opportunity to let go of the old and make way for a new vision.  This upcoming year we need to look within ourselves.  As we release that which is no longer serving us, we begin to break new ground to create a more healthy, prosperous, and joy filled year.

Each New Year with the best of intentions, many of us lay the foundation to improve who we are and who we see ourselves to be in the future.  The only problem with this equation is that all too often we set immeasurable and unrealistic goals for ourselves.  We set ourselves up to fall.  It is wonderful to have high expectations, yet when we set the bar out of our reach, we push too hard to get there and then we become discouraged, and the result, giving up.

This year let's try something new.  Look at yourself.  What makes you happy?  What do you like about yourself?  Is there something you always had a desire to do, yet never took the time to do It?  This year make the time.  How would it feel to finally learn to play the guitar?  Its been sitting in the corner of the room patiently awaiting the grace of you fingers.  It doesn't matter how it sounds at first.  If you are willing to allow yourself to enjoy the experience of learning the guitar, then you will.  Let it be playful and experimental.  Flush your preconceived judgments down the commode, and just play.

The beginning of a new year is a wonderful time.  Opportunities are endless.  Our imaginations are a vast well that welcomes the plunge of our passion driven pales.  Anything is possible with hard work, passion, and a bit of blind faith.  Instead of worrying about losing those unwanted pound this year,  discover the mystery and beauty of hiking through Mother Nature.  When your finances are drowning you in stress, take a moment to feel the joy of a deep breathe radiating through every fiber of your body.  Let go of expectations, lower your inhibitions, and let your self live. 

Life begins and ends within a breath.  Are you breathing?  If you are, then celebrate.  Live the life you love now!  In a blink of an eye life can pass us by.  This New Year instead of worrying about resolutions, take the time, make the time, to create yourself a new constitution.  Only you can create happiness in your life.  Each and everyone of us hold the key to unlocking the door to our joy and prosperity.  What are you waiting for?  The key is within you.  Open the door!

~Be well~