Have you made a New Year’s resolution? How’s it going so far? Are you still formulating one? The passing from December to January brings about this phrase every time: “new year, new you”. Somehow this makes people feel good. Like they could reinvent themselves and turn that which makes them insecure around. The problem with the phrase is this: what’s wrong with old you? Old you is beautiful, loving, good. Old you might have problems, might make mistakes, might need to become more self-aware, might need to change habits. But old you is glorious. Old you is unique, original, superstar. If you want to make a change, come up with a sankalpa (intention), or try out a new idea, go for it. But don’t do it to get rid of old you. Do it to uncover real you. The whole-hearted, self-aware and awesomely human you. The you that owns up to mistakes and apologizes when misunderstood. The you that does weird funny things that make us laugh. The you that’s deeper than the physical body, that exists at the soul-level and has no interest in accomplishments. I like that you. Everybody does.
New Year, Same Wonderful Yogi