Jan 2, 2011

Resolutions

I don't do them.

Resolutions are for people who believe they control their lives.

I don't believe I do.

I believe the world and life and everything is a giant ocean, my ship is the size of a drop of water and I am somewhat smaller than my ship.

The time I get is now and my life?  At best?  Fragile and short.

Love.  Sing.  Laugh.  Write.  Listen.  Cry.  Smile.  Cook.  Eat.  Kiss.  Dance.  Love.

Feel it all.  Express it all.  Live each day.

Even the grandest resolution limits what I can become.

Even the smallest resolution can be dashed in a moment of unbearable circumstance.

Resolve to live now and the year will take care of itself.

18 comments:

  1. This post makes a lot of sense but I'm the type that won't get much of anything done if I don't set some kind of goals for myself. I admire those that are doing what they are meant to do. Hopefully I'll get to that place in my life soon.

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  2. I probably shouldn't do resolutions, either. They only lead to disappointment when I cant' complete them!

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  3. How true, how true. I don't really do resolutions, when people ask I tell them my dreams, my goals, and my hopes. These things may change, yes, or they may end up being so remote that anything that would happen to me and my life, could never affect reaching them.

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  5. RT @johannaharness: I don't do resolutions: http://johannaharness.com/blog/2011/01/0...

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  6. RT @johannaharness: I don't do resolutions: http://johannaharness.com/blog/2011/01/0...

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  7. I'm not cynical. I'm more of a disillusioned idealist. RT @paganmama: YES. RT @johannaharness: I don't do resolutions: http://johannaharness.com/blog/2011/01/0...

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  8. @johannaharness pretty sure that's the definition of cynical. Or, anyway, it's the one I cling to...

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  9. @johannaharness many years ago I made a resolution not to make any more NY resolutions. I'm still sticking to that. :D

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  10. @johannaharness I don't make 'resolutions' as such, but I do set goals for myself for the year. I find it helps w/focusing my energies.

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  11. @bhalpin I think the difference is that I'm still an idealist. Just no stars in my eyes. :)

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  12. @wrytersblockdh Excellent. That's my kind of resolution. :)

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  13. @annikkawoods I respect that. For me it's more abt living a meaningful life. When I focus too much on outcome, I lose track of the journey.

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  14. Hey Johanna, totally agree! Odd coincidence that I just an hour ago posted a blog w/ the same concept. http://bit.ly/eAmKcq I don't believe in resolutions either- not concrete ones anyway. It all comes from making changes from within first. Happy New Year!

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  15. @johannaharness I'm an idealist who's not even disillusioned, but I find that my will doesn't work the way resolutions would have it work.

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  16. @johannaharness Big blessings to you in all you do 2011!!! deb ;) http://www.greenskyandbluegrass.com

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  17. Yes. Resilience is better than resolve. RT @paganmama: my will doesn't work the way resolutions would have it work. RE: http://johannaharness.com/blog/2011/01/0...

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  18. @greenskydeb Blessings to you too! :)

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