Throw out your new year’s resolutions and adopt Sankalpa, a powerful practice of resolve!
I recently had a conversation with someone about how her resolution list was causing her a great deal of stress. She felt overwhelmed by all the things that she felt she had to do. She was trying to force change. Our yogic concept of Sankalpa offers an alternate view of resolution. Sankalpa asks us to align with our deepest potential and resolve to follow our own unique dharma or duty. We can change a resolution of scarcity: “I don’t have any friends and I need to get some in 2015” to “How can I more deeply serve my community?” or “How can I love my current friends and family even more?” or “I love myself and I am surrounded by wonderful friends”.
I leave you dear yogis with the wise words of Emerson “Once you make a decision the whole world conspires to make it happen.”