“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat
match the beat of the universe, to match your nature
with Nature.” -Joseph Campbell The Mars Orbiter Camera captured this image of
heart-shaped hill some 279 yards wide on the south
polar region of the planet.
The human race has developed the technology
to peer millions of miles out into space and to
project and reflect sentiments of love and care from
a distant planet. Man is also capable of looking
deep within the human body to witness beating
heart cells, awed by the persistence of nature.
Curiously, whenever a new year marches in we
aware of being a bit off beat and do a little
try and catch up. Yes, I'm speaking of resolutions
and goals for the new year. It's a natural urge: to
grow and improve.
Highly evolved as we are, we tend to begin each
year with similar
declarations. Similar to those of others and
similar to our lists of years past.
We all do some amazing things out
there in the world. Most of us create, change, save
and/or better the lives of others. Yet when it comes
those things we'd like to do for ourselves, it's stop procrastinating, drink more water, lose
etc. Don't we deserve all of that and more?
I like the idea of developing a new habit every
month, as this
blog suggested in 2006. Aside from the author's
"drink more water" habit, his thesis sounds much
more doable than an entire list of resolutions to be
from Day One. What do you really want to be, do or
have in the new year? Let's come up with goals that
make our old resolutions look timid and meager.
The old year is usually represented by a weary
Father Time, hobbling off into oblivion and the new
year comes eagerly crawling in as a baby.
Let's resolve to put some joy into this next year, let's
make this baby
laugh with glee!