New Year Re-Solutions

Why not take a look at the word ‘resolution’ before you tie yourself up in knots trying to set yourself goals that you may not be able to meet?

Ironically, ‘resolution’ is directly derived from the Latin verb resolvere, which means to untie, unfasten, loosen, unbind, etc. It doesn’t mean to make your life even harder for yourself even if it’s in the name of health, fitness or goodness.

The prefix re- was added to the verb solvo by the Romans to further strengthen the meaning of loosening or unbinding. The prefix re- has two distinct meanings. On the one hand the prefix re- means ‘again’, on the other hand it implies ‘backward’ or ‘back.’

When the Romans affixed re- to the front of the verb solvo and developed the verb resolvo, they simply intensified the word itself. Instead of having a basic meaning of to loosen, now the word meant to loosen “again and again” OR to loosen the past. (thanks to for the info).

So this New Year, what can you unravel rather than setting up? What can you clear rather than impose? What can you do to set yourself free rather than tying yourself up? This is a blue moon New Year’s Eve so it’s time to do something that you would normally do once in a blue moon. Don’t resolve to do or not do something that will be hard work. Re-solve instead to wake up happy each day.

‘Easier said than done’ you may say. So ask the Universe to conspire with you in this. It will do! Trust me, I’ve tried it and it works (not always but the vast majority of time). All you have to do is resolve every night to undo any angst from the day you have just lived and start again happy (or even happier). Bernie Siegel, the cancer surgeon, says ‘There would be no war if everyone lost their memory overnight.’

If you are happy it is easier to experience and offer kindness to yourself and to others. Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven (which is inside you, behind all the griping, kvetching and sadness). It will surface if you will unbind its chains. And you can unbind them. Let’s do it together. Altogether... ‘I re-solve ... that I may wake up happy tomorrow.’

Wishing you a peaceful, happy, glorious, prosperous, wonderful, wealthy, abundant, healthy 2010 in a complaint-free world.

With love and blessings,


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