I was going to write a ‘Year in Review’ post but decided it was bullshit posturing.
This spin around the sun we called this past year has been a powerhouse, and as much as I want to write about how much has happened, how far I’ve ridden, all the cool stuff I’ve witnessed – I just can’t bring myself to do it.
Standing on the cusp between two years only one truth is evident:
We are always on the precipice. The time is always now.
We have a choice constantly available to us, that choice is between who we were, how we allowed ourselves to feel yesterday – or ten minutes ago – and what we bring to the next moment, and the next moment, and the one after that, and the one after that.
Life is only a series of moments. We live on the razor’s edge of this truth whether we open ourselves to that reality or not.
Resolutions are nothing but an attempt to fix old mistakes or change choices we no longer wish for our past selves.
So take your resolutions and discard them. “New Year, New You” is a billion-dollar marketing scheme designed to keep you within the cycle of feeling bad.
I challenge you to feel good.
Reflect. Keep your goals, make your plans, but choose them wisely, and never forget that what you promise to do in the next 365 days doesn’t matter – the only thing that matters is what you do and how you feel, right now. In this moment. In this very instant.
Bring yourself into the present moment and it will change your life more than any resolution ever could.
The Now is a powerful thing, and once you embrace it, you realize there is no twilight, there is only dawn.
Happy New Year, indeed.