New Year Reflections: How to Change the Future By Acting on the Past by Carrie Watts

Mindfulness
20 days ago
New Year Reflections: How to Change the Future By Acting on the Past

I don’t like New Year's resolutions – they’re too amorphous, too easy to act like they never were. New Year reflections, that’s what I do. Reflections are evidence based; they give a solid starting point against which to measure personal growth. Here are my reflections from 2018:

  • We don’t have to give in to our fears, many though they may be.
  • We are more than our base instincts for survival and isolationism, though it is hard to see past them.
  • We can raise people up or crush them down – the choice is ours each day.
  • We are stronger together.
  • Truth and compassion are not irrelevant or irreplaceable.

As I go into the new year, I plan to consciously address these reflections in my behavior. And maybe that will make a difference – not just for me, but for all those within the ripples of my actions.

Here’s to a happy year, a better year, for us all.

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
"We can raise people up or crush them down – the choice is ours each day." This is so powerful. As are your other reflections. I am moved and so agree with you. Many thanks for sharing this, Carrie Watts !
Carrie Watts
Thank you, @elisa. This year feels more serious, somehow, and like a wider outward perspective is needed to try to regain some civility and humanity. That’s what I was trying to capture with this. I hope I did.
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Couldn't agree more. And yes, you captured it so well, Carrie Watts , thank you. Really powerful!

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