What’s it going to be?
1. a forcible overthrow of a government or social order, in favour of a new system. “the country has had a socialist revolution”
1. A firm decision to do or not to do something. There’s something not quite right about the idea of a resolution. It requires abstinence, for one, a practice that humans find notoriously difficult. To begin the year with abstinence is to begin the year feeling deprived. It’s starting out on your journey without something you’ve provisioned for.
It was last year, as I stared into the new year with some fear and apprehension about breaking resolutions, that I realised I no longer need them. Because a resolution cannot change me. It can only make me miss what I had.
What I needed, I realised, was a revolution. Because a revolution, once up and going, is a powerful force that is impossible to stop. It implies that you’re being freed from some greater force, standing up steadfast against something that has been holding you down. It implies that you’re not alone. That you’re together with some united group of like minded people on the march to something altogether more enlightened and profound.
This summer, it’s a revolution. I’m changing forever. I’m going to be more focused, more dynamic and energised, more compassionate and passionate, more - alive.
What will it be for you?