Moving Beyond Hopeful Resolutions

  The ideas found here and on the Simple Awakening Tools website are offered for people who are fed up with the standard ways society and our institutions offer for improving our lives and truly awakening ourselves.  Could it be that the deceptive institutions we have allowed to guide us are but reflections of imaginary ego? The week after Christmas has been the time when many think at least briefly about making resolutions for the new year to come.  Newspapers and the Internet are loaded with recycled tips about how to do it effectively.  It’s mostly the same old hyped crap, over and over.  Could it be that the lesson of the results of most of our resolutions is simply to get fed up with making resolutions that we doubt we can keep? Our way of making resolutions tends to be a set-up for disappointment, for blame of self or others, and for dropping resolutions like hot potatoes well in advance of February.  For those fed up enough with making resolutions that they break, fed up with with maintaining the status quo path of their lives, what is offered here may be of value. Many don’t even bother making resolutions at all.  They are, in effect, just singing this song: Most keep on muddling through life hoping something will change for the better. And that the change will last more than...

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