The word "resolve" has been showing up in my space quite a bit lately. I've no doubt it's a definite "sign of times." I'd like to spend a few minutes to discuss this word, what it might mean to you, and offer you some principles that can positively affect your life experience.
Dictionary.com defines noun form of "resolve" as: * Firmness of purpose; resolution. * A determination or decision; a fixed purpose. * A formal resolution made by a deliberative body.
There are some pretty powerful words in that definition. "Firmness of purpose," "decision" and "deliberative body" are three words/phrases that jump out at me.
Although there's nothing mind shattering about definition itself, it begs this question: do you have your own resolve for your life?
Asked another way, are you deliberately creating your own life through decisions shaped by a firmness of purpose? If you are, I'd suggest you hold key to living a joyful, prosperous and fulfilling life. If you're not, well that's okay too . . . or is it?
Some 4O years ago, U.S. President John F. Kennedy stated: "Let us resolve to be masters, not victims, of our history, controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions and emotions." Those words seem as relevant today as they were in 1960s.
If your resolve is to be "master of your history" and to "control your own destiny without blind suspicions and emotions," following principles should prove very helpful.
Principle 1 Recognize that you can come from a place of fear, or you can come from a place of peace. It's your choice. If you don't consciously choose peace, you're more likely to come from fear simply out of habit.
Action to take - Practice finding peace within yourself. Spend 30 minutes each day in silence. Get comfortable, close your eyes and breath deeply. Focus only on your breaths, counting in and out movements. Quiet your mind. Peace lies beneath meandering chatter of your thoughts.