The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
by Eckhart Tolle
At the beginning of 2019 I wanted to put an end to using the same new years resolutions that I had been so naive to set in the past, you know the ones: getting fit, eating healthy, staying positive, etc. This year I would opt for a resolution that would come a little more naturally to me but of course still allow me to eat cake.
My 2019 mantra was to go with the flow.
Now you may say that that is just a lazy excuse for someone who can't commit, but being the overbearing organiser and life planner that I am, I knew 'going with the flow' would pose a challenge. It didn’t mean I'd let each day pass by without achieving any of my set goals, instead it was more about letting go of the negativity, rejection or hardships associated with something I had set my mind too, essentially pushing me to move on quicker. When I was unsuccessful at a job interview, I accepted it then and there and moved on to the next job application. When a relationship ended and nothing more could be done, I moved on knowing that the unpredicted flow of life would probably see me forming new bonds with others and creating new friendships, which it did. Instead of dwelling on the outcome of a situation I knocked down my perfectionist barriers and succumbed to the universe’s uncertain flow. And it was the best thing I did!
CREDIT: COURTESY OF PARAMOUNT
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