Yes, it's a new year, but it seems like business as usual. Not a whole lot of difference a day makes.
So the question becomes, how can we make this new year truly new? How can we reduce the violence and aggression? How can we turn vengeance and volatility into peace and tranquility?
We must consistently make wiser choices than we have in the past, it's as simple as that.
If we want this next year to be something truly new and better, if we want our planet to truly heal and prosper, there is only one thing we need do regardless of what actions we take:
We need to choose unconditional love, acceptance and forgiveness as our guidelines.
In any situation we have the choice to react from a place of love or a place of fear. Fear will always fail us in the long run. Love is the only true, enduring solution to any problem.
In any situation, we can choose to assume the worst of others or give them the benefit of the doubt.
In any situation, we can choose to be contracted, selfish, competitive and withholding or we can choose to be expansive, selfless, cooperative and giving.
In any situation, we can choose to judge or accept, to love or to hate, to include or exclude.
When we decide to exclude no one from being the recipients of our compassion, our forgiveness and our generosity, we place ourselves on a path towards joy, inner peace and prosperity that no amount of fear or rage can derail.
So let's resolve to make this new year the newest and best year ever by refusing to give in to fear, by keeping our mind focused on truth and our heart filled with love.