its that time again that we began hearing all the chatter buzzing sound of resolutions for the new year..everybody promising themselves or others to “change” some sort of behavior or alter a way that is becoming unflattering in some spectrum of their life..
truth is, nothing will ever change except the number of the year you make with the same regular proclamation if you aren’t fully committed and dedicated to the process past the month of January..its the bogus resolution challenge that you never intend on finishing..
while the intention sounds enticing, the delivery on the other hand to a finish point is lost somewhere in between the here and the cold hard truth..i think people don’t really realize the actual work that you have to put into breaking a habit or undoing a ritual that is no longer suited for your self..
think of all the years that it took to create in what ever it is you wish to change that used your time and energy and is exactly what your up against..this is powerful work that requires more effort that just a personal blanket statement just to shut someone up..
i wonder how many people truly believe their resolution, until it totally requires of them to show up in the raw and get dirty with their “dis ease”..i find that people don’t really want to do the work and quit right when it gets a tab bit hard because its easier than feeling the awful truth..
I think my favorite one is about joining the gym because I get to see and watch first hand the effects of the ego coming to the gym and not even lasting 18 days of a 30 day membership..I laugh actually, watching the gym become over filled as zealous new members flock in and then trickle down as the month winds down and reality sets in..
for me personally, the gym is never an option or a choice any more..It has become a 5 day a week healthy ritual where I take my body, heart and soul for a work out and sort my sweaty shit out..i cardio my ass by climbing my stairway to heaven, do some sort of circuit training that strengthens my core so I can endure life’s mishaps, because shit does happen..
the perk has never been about the way I look, yet more valid in the way I feel especially when I feel strong..how I survived my life was by getting in shape on the inside so I can handle life on the outside when it bats me a curve ball..
this was the start of a much greater spiritual journey and was only just the beginning of a much different path I was previously on..i simply needed to just show up to the gym to begin my life long cleanse..
from there it took me to breaking up with my addiction to diet coke which I drank so many cans a day..i quit my daily intake of a movie size box of good and plenty and ended my daily intake of lays chips and dip as my afternoon comfort food..my life was miserable back then and the food I consumed made my mental state even worse..
i basically tried to get rid of everything that was making me sick, and than began noticing the exterior things that were also adding to my internal stress..my neck surgery became my ultimate reset button that god gave me, that only required of me to show up and make It past the hardest most taxing physical emotional and spiritual pain challenge ever..
thankfully, the path that might have killed me, ended up saving my life at the end changing my ways forever..sometimes our challenge is our greatest gift becoming the spiritual asset, if we can see past the essentials of its bad time and find the courage to reset our ultimate purpose..may this new year bring love and light always..peace love faith hope <3