Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year's Resolution - Our Final Breath

It is usually a long held tradition this time of year to make a new year's resolution. Everyone joins in - being coaxed into making one.

What was once a keen idea in our youth, slowly turns into a fruitless exercise when too many resolutions are not fulfilled. Our adult resolutions being too lofty or grandiose for most of us to accomplish.

Feels like something bursting our bubble of hope. No one wants to join in now. We get bummed out.

But thankfully, some do materialize. They squeek in somehow.
Our hope is renewed a little. We feel reawakened; searching for that formula to make resolutions work.

Resolutions are really goals that we wish for ourselves to accomplish for the coming year. It's a noble idea. I think everyone should have goals, in my opinion. It's keep us focused.

Today I received my daily OM message which I thought was appropriate for the new year's resolution making time. It draws our attention to what really matters in our life. It centers on the idea that if we were on our last breath, what would we be thinking about - those things that matters most to us.

I quote: "More likely than not, at that instant, disagreements, bills, petty annoyances, and other frustrating elements of our lives will no longer seem as significant as they once did. Thoughts of loved ones and the positive impact we had on the world would no doubt occupy our remaining thoughts. Whatever we imagine ourselves musing upon during our last breath will almost always be representative of what truly matters to us. "

Perhaps that would be a good new year's resolution - to focus on what matters to us most.

May we all focus on what really matters to us most this year. The start of a new decade...

Upward & Onward!
Putting my spin on life.
©Copyright KISS Reiners

1 comment:

  1. I changed to photo to reflect that our loved ones matter the most to us.