Monthly musing from Rebecca Crichton

This year, instead of making Resolutions, I’m aiming for Resolves. I resolve to pay attention to what feels hopeful and abundant, instead of focusing on fear and deprivation. I resolve to practice compassion for myself and others, as opposed to speaking from my internal critic. I resolve to give my time, energy and money to the activities that enhance my creativity, improve my community and create hope for change. I resolve to challenge old stories of how things are and have to be, with curiosity and my favorite statement: “Don’t believe everything you think.” I don’t need to worry that I will stop thinking, just question what feels cynical, fear-based or limiting. As always, it is easier to say and write these things than to actually do them. But it is also true that we need to start somewhere and articulating what matters and sharing those thoughts and intentions with others might just help brighten our lives. Personally and collectively, we can choose to be creative and effective. Wishing you all hope and resolve for the New Year.

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