Thought on The New Year
New Year's eve is round the corner. One thing that most of us will indulge in, is in making new resolutions.
But do they work? And if they do, for how long? I would like to share with you something that I read in 'Awaken the Giant within' by Anthony Robbins that seems to make sense.
Associate pain with a habit that you are desperately trying to break... I remember, my son, when he was younger would offer his friends a chocolate with the quip "Have a pimple!"
If you hit a level of pain that you aren't willing to settle for anymore you change your old habits or way of living. You could get fed up when you cannot fit into your clothes, or when you cannot bear another hangover, or the sight of the pained look of your wife when you have lost your last penny at the gambling table...finally you say, ' I have had it ' and you make a decision.
It is the desire to remove pain from your life and establish the pleasure of self esteem.
May all your dreams come true this coming year. May we have the strength to kick our old debilitating habits and may we all experience tremendous pleasure at the idea of adopting a new empowering Life.
Have a great year!
Dal Sabzi for the Aatman
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