Resolutions come and resolutions go.
Intention is everything.
The tradition of setting New Year’s Resolutions began with the Babylonians some 4,000 years ago. They pledged to their gods to become better people and to pay their outstanding debts from the prior year. Christians made similar promises to their God for continued good conduct and to forgive the people who had wronged them in the past. Romans honored their god Janus (for whom many believe January is named for), a deity who is depicted as having two faces because he could simultaneously learn from the past and see into the future. He is the god of new beginnings, open gateways and transitions.
As you embark on this new year, take time to pause and reflect. Lay the past to rest as you give insight to your future. Let the promises you make have a deep and meaningful purpose and you’ll likely meet 2017 with the satisfaction of success.
Simple, silly, and poignant; this is what intention looks like. Enjoy the clip.
Have a happy new year.
ENRICHMENTS [AKA WORKSHOPS & RETREATS]