Resolve II

I was just writing in my journal about how when we hold onto negative energies, they can build resentment. I found myself writing:

Without resolution, resentment becomes the default state.

And then I was struck: we always use the same variation of resolution around New Year’s. But there’s more we could do!

res·o·lu·tion | rezəˈlo͞oSH(ə)n | noun

  1. a firm decision to do or not to do something. she kept her resolution not to see Anne any more”
  1. the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter.1

What if we did make New Year’s resolutions? What if instead of making promises to our selves that we’re going to be tough to keep (at best), we looked at what energies are unresolved? If we looked at what was causing us tension, stress, pain? What if we took steps toward resolving what’s still out there? Perhaps we can short circuit some resentment.

That’s a resolution I could get into.

  1. Definition came from a search in Google…“resolution definition”.

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