Thoughts and metaphysical musings...

joy as resolution

For so many, a New Year is overwhelming. The spectre of possibility and the pressure for reinvention bombard us everywhere we look. Starting anew can be daunting if we’ve tried it before and have disappointed ourselves with unrealistic, unfair expectations of turning into some new, improved “super-version” of ourselves. “Lose ten pounds! No more chocolate! Exercise ten times a week!” We create goals, habits and restrictions that are too difficult, often abandoned before the spring thaw. This is often driven by our own feelings of self-judgement or disapproval, inadequacy and unworthiness. What purpose does that serve? These punitive inner voices don’t help us along on our path of evolutio