January 10, 2016
By Warrior Sistren
As we transition into each new cycle of experience, the usual process as we come into the new is to set our eyes on the things we would like to achieve. While I am not really into new years’ resolutions, there is a place for setting yourself goals of any nature, which will bring you benefit and feelings of fulfillment. In this way resolving to do something will add value to your everyday life.
When we may choose to resolve to achieve these life goals, is all up to us, whether in the new year, new week or new day, any moment is ripe for evolving. The moment I realized that I could create the life I wanted with my actions, thoughts, choices, decisions and focus, I saw the limits fall and possibilities expand. I knew I had power over most of the things that happened and that was empowering. The year 2015 was one in which I realized a few critical personal accomplishments. Some of the things I had spent years wanting or working for, finally happened and to see them actualize is a true experience of gratitude. As the year drew to a close I learnt that although we may have a plan, we must also have the fortitude to stick with it even when it is challenging to do so.
As I begin 2016, I have decided to challenge myself to growing in my experiences, while maintaining all the good I have already built for myself. In this pursuit, it’s less about the newness of the thing but more about evolving into a wholesome soul. So as many of us say “New Year, who dis?” or “New Year, New Me”, let’s not chase the new but instead allow ourselves the moments to grow to become more than we were. As we approach these precious moments, which we have not yet lived, and while the new calendar Year is still fresh, I would like to encourage us to think in a new way about the new us, the growth of you and I that will be of benefit to those with whom we connect this time around. Let’s make the moments count for all they can. Let’s grow. Let’s Be. Let’s Elevate. Let’s do all we can with all we have now. It’s the perfect time.
Here’s to NEW opportunities for growth and sharing, living and loving with everything in our being. Happy New Moments! Happy New You!
And remember “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~ Arthur Ashe