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A New Way to Look at New Year’s Resolutions

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Some of you may have already written your new year’s resolutions or perhaps you have been thinking about them. I would like to give you a different perspective on new year’s resolutions and perhaps encourage you to reevaluate the resolutions that you have made. Are they really what you want this year?

I’m asking you to sit with yourself in a quiet place and get in touch with your inner heart. I’m not talking about the heart organ, but a deep place in your being where some say connects you to the infinite and beyond. It is a sacred place to be entered in with great respect and gentleness.

From that place: if you were to ask your heart, right now, what it wants for 2011 what would it say?

What seed is in your heart that longs to bloom?

In our business we sometimes forget to really listen to what our body and soul is telling us. Most of the time, we create our resolutions from a place of ego. Our goals are reflections of what we think we should be like or look like or what we should have achieved. Should Should Should. . . We measure ourselves by outside standards; we compare ourselves to others and secretly compete with them in our minds. How authentic are our goals and how much happiness and fulfillment can they really bring?

For example, many people would like to lose weight this year. Their goal might be to lose x number of pounds by the end of the year. But if they were to ask their heart what it wants, it might say it wants unconditional love and self acceptance. Now loosing weight might very well be a side affect of cultivating feelings of self worth, but loosing x number of pounds is no guarantee that you will feel better about yourself and more self confident. The true goal of any goal is almost always joy and peace, and your heart will lead the way if you listen.

Another resolution might be to make more money this year, but if you asked your heart what it wanted, it might say that it wants an acknowledgment and unshakable faith in the abundance of the universe. The truth is, you could have millions but still live in fear and uncertainty that it could all be taken away at any moment. Which attitude do you think would attract more abundance: rock solid faith in the ability of the universe to provide for all living things, or fear, scarcity, and attachment?

Another goal on your list might be to “go raw”, but if you asked your heart what it wanted it might say that it wants you to slow down and listen to your body and make conscious food choices guided by the deep respect and reverence you have for yourself. This attitude might lead to some raw foods eventually, but can see how much more pleasant the journey could be?

Are you starting to see the difference?

An external ego based goal imposes a structure that you must conform to, an authentic heart based goal allows for growth and expansion based on fundamental universal truths.

Heart based goals feed and nourish your soul. Ego based goals feed your outer image, yet do not promise fulfillment. Heart based goals promise you satisfaction beyond your wildest dreams. After all, your heart will be where your treasure is and vice versa.

What might your heart want to tell you today? Do you have the courage to listen?

May you have the courage to follow the deep calling of your heart!

Happy 2011



1 - Raw Food in The News and Around The Web { 01.14.11 at 7:00 pm }

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2 blueberr { 01.16.11 at 6:12 am }

thanks rawglow – great article and good angle for perspective. to everyone’s authenticity this year…

3 blueberr { 01.16.11 at 6:12 am }

thanks rawglow – great article and good angle for perspective. to everyone’s authenticity this year…

4 RevCindy { 01.16.11 at 2:09 pm }

Cecilia, I am so grateful for having found you! Thanks to you, I am on my way toward better health and a much happier life. Going raw is a journey, and I feel very blessed to have you as a guide on this path.

5 Aurora { 01.16.11 at 2:58 pm }

This is very beautiful, Cecelia! Thank you for your inspiration. My heart is telling me to start meditating! Do you have a meditation practice? If so I would love to read a post about it!


6 Cecilia { 01.16.11 at 10:36 pm }

Hi Blueberry,

I agree, to everyone’s authenticity! Well put:)

7 Cecilia { 01.16.11 at 10:38 pm }

Hi Rev Cindy,
Thank you for your kind words.
Best Wishes,

8 Cecilia { 01.16.11 at 10:42 pm }

Hi Auroa,
I do have a meditation practice, actually it is a huge passion of mine and would definitely like to share more about in the future. In the meantime, one of my favorite meditation C.D.’s is by Lisa Guyman called Journey into Meditation, I like her waterfall meditation.

Best Wishes,

9 DK { 01.18.11 at 4:24 pm }

you are truly a beautiful person, we need more people that interact with their hearts and make decisions by what they feel instead of what they think. thank you and Happy New Year!

10 Laura-Jane the Rawtarian { 06.06.11 at 4:50 pm }

My heart tells me that I don’t need to wait for new year’s resolutions. In fact, I need to make daily resolutions and then follow through on them 🙂

11 Claudine { 06.10.11 at 4:04 pm }

This article is truly deep.  I want to tell you how revolutionary this has been for me.  I read the article this morning, after a series of introspective realizations, and this was truly God-sent.

Yes, God sent me to read this for sure.

Thank you, and may God bless you richly as well.

(By the way, I’m glad that you’ve come out of such great trials on victory’s side… keep it up!)


12 Cecilia { 07.22.11 at 9:24 pm }

Hi Claudine,

I am so happy that this article came to you at the right time, I love it when that happens. Blessings to you!

– Cecilia

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