The Art Of Making Wishes

As a new year starts, it is only natural to start pondering on what we want and wish for this trip around the sun. Yes, resolutions are common practice when an year ends and a new year begins, and some people even feel that resolutions are misused and abused this time of year. Well, true, but stay with me. I argue that making a resolution is a much more important act than we give it credit for.

We wouldn’t be where we are as human beings had we not desired the more, the better, the new. It’s embedded in our collective energy to do so. And there is nothing wrong with it. I believe in simple, homemade and sustainable, but these feelings are a balancing act/ byproduct of the more, the fast and the convenient. There is a reason our society got to where we are, feelings of scarcity and lack of proper higiene led to fast foods and plenty of antibacterial soap. Now we are curving back, turning around a little, finding balance as we search for more sustainable living, bringing back the values of whole/real foods and home cooking, etc. It’s all a journey, it’s all a balancing act, nothing has gone wrong, it’s all just getting better. It’s all just getting better!

On a society level, we are moving towards exciting times, as we collectively make our resolutions as a team and come to realize what we need and want as Earthlings. And on a more personal level… we each have wishes that our hearts softly (or not so softly) whisper to us. I know I have plenty to wish for, and that does not at all mean that I am lacking anything. It’s just… fun! It’s fun to want, it’s fun to dream. It’s just so incredibly exciting to wake up and have something you are striving for, working toward.

This year I want to learn the art of… well, many things: the art of connection; the art of fermentation; the art of movement (maybe this is the year I actually start exercising…); the art of dedication; the art of letting go of control, and the art of discipline.

Learn and cultivate the art of making wishes. It has shaped who we are, and the heart loves to dream. What are your wishes as this new year begins? I hope you have plenty to get out of bed for.

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