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A New Perspective: Start fresh each day

Catherine Zeeb
Eagle County CO, Colorado
Columnist Cathy Zeeb

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” A new year, a fresh start? Why does it take a new year to make changes? What about starting fresh every day?

The freshness and excitement of a new year give us hope for a better life. We start out with anticipation, which lasts for a few weeks to a few months before it wanes. Why? Because we are not committed. We are not committed to losing weight or getting in better shape, to stop smoking or stop drinking. We are not committed to our families enough to work on the dynamic of it. We are not committed to and do not honor our communities nor our world enough to do what we can to make sure it sustains us.

Commit to your soul work. Everything you do comes from your soul. Everything you give, everything you commit to and everything you are comes from your soul. Any resolutions you make will progress a little easier when you are working with source ” your higher power connected to your soul. Trusting that positive changes will be better for your soul, for your family, your community and the world makes it a little easier to continue working toward a better you.

Change will occur whether we participate or not, but we can have a hand in the change. We can make choices about our life, but when we trust our life to spirit, it will flow. It is a fine balance between being in control and trusting in the divine.

Just because a new year appears on the calendar doesn’t mean you give up on the remainder of the year. Your participation in life, in your life, is a conscious choice every day. Any day in which you decide to participate in your life is a good day. Any day you forget to participate in your life is only a lapse, and you can begin participating any moment you choose.

Many start a new year as if they will become a whole new person, but the reality is that you have to commit to change, one small change at a time. Commitment comes from within; it is not about willpower. Commitment is honoring and respecting your choices. You can change your mind at any time, but make a commitment in the moment. You will never be a whole new person; you will become the person that you truly (and already) are ” the divine truth of you.

Commitment is difficult when things get tough. It gets difficult when the changes you are trying to make conflict with your desires. For example, if you want to eat healthier this coming year and you go on a diet, lose 2 or 5 pounds and then put it right back on, you may be disappointed. Your desire to eat whatever you want is stronger than your commitment. It is in these moments that your true commitment shines through. These are not moments to beat yourself up but to choose to step up in your life and honor it once again.

Whatever commitments you make this coming year, remember that you can make choices for your life each and every day. Wake each morning and set your intention for your day. Behind every commitment is intention. What are you committing to in your day and your life?

Catherine Zeeb holds a doctorate of philosophy in metaphysics. She has a private therapy practice in Edwards. You can visit her Web site at http://www.healing-spirits.net.

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