As we say goodbye to 2018 with a wink in the rear view mirror, we resolve with hope and expectation that we will stick to our New Year’s resolutions this time. Oh no, not another News Year’s resolution. Yes and you must write it down and make it specific. Research shows that New Year’s resolutions fail because we make unrealistic promises to ourselves, the promises are not specific, not measurable and our resolutions lack a “why.”
How about making a simple New Year’s resolution for personal peace. You see it is impossible to be at peace with others when we are not at peace with ourselves. The lack of inner peace is a breeding ground for stress and disease in our vessel.
How do we find personal peace? I suggest through a Mirror Resolution. This is how it works. Every day we look in the mirror at least twice, once in the morning and once in the evening when we brush our teeth. Please don’t tell me that brushing your teeth twice a day is broken resolution. Okay, no judgement, if so, this will fix that too.
As you gaze into your beautiful eyes and they are lovely even in the morning, think of just one thing that you will do to cultivate peace in your eyes for you and your vessel. Write it on your note pad that you keep in the bathroom by the sink or behind the toilet paper under the sink. At the end of the day, when you brush your teeth again… come on you can brush twice a day, just write one sentence or one word on how the day went in keeping your Mirror Resolution.
Checking in with your eyes is the key to finding you, your peace and your purpose. The eyes really are the windows to the soul, so it will take some practice getting comfortable looking at you, through your eyes. Some mornings your eyes will make you smile and some evenings your eyes might make you cry. Both are important emotions and necessary releases for your cells and your vessel.
Looking into your eyes will give you revelation about who you are right now and guide you into becoming who you are meant to be.
We cannot buy a roundtrip ticket to the past and change yesterday so let the past wash down the drain with your toothpaste mixture… I know, too graphic. Anyway, concentrate the mind on the present moment, wake up from your dreams of the future and just stay in the moment. Jumping ahead can create paralyzing fears that prevent us from enjoying the moment.
I will not give you specific suggestions for your Mirror Resolution, because I want your Mirror Resolution to be authentically yours. When your eyes speak to you with questions and challenges, write them down. Your eyes are like a good attorney. The eyes will never ask you a question or present a challenge without knowing the answer that already exists.
Trust the process, write it down and watch the answers begin to appear. You might not always trust the question, you might not always trust the answer, but penning the question and answer will help guide your journey. Throughout the day, check in with your eyes, stay in the moment and be true to the person in the mirror. You may not be correct in your actions that day, but be honest to your thoughts because your eyes already know.
Every day we can contribute to peaceful thoughts which will manifest into a harmonious environment. We can change the culture of how we view ourselves and others. When we participate in actions and conversations that don’t contribute to peace, we should ask ourselves what is my “why?”
Ask that question as you look into your eyes and write that answer on your note pad. Then, make a decision, while looking into your eyes, to only participate in actions and thoughts that bring peace and harmony to you and others. Spend time looking into your eyes while making your 2019 Mirror Resolutions.
With good intentions in your heart, your eyes will guide you to the next steps for healing your mind and healing your vessel. Your life will change forever and 2019 will be your best year ever. Spend time looking into your eyes because, you are your own best teacher.
Throughout 2019, please feel free to share with us some of your Mirror Resolutions. With you consent, some of your thoughts and discoveries may be featured in your next edition of GNV Green Dot.
Pamela D. Koons, GNV-Green Dot Coordinator