New Year, New Resolutions

January 1, 2012

I’m not a writer. I’ve never written, except for writing case notes for my work as a psychotherapist.  Yet I want to test out a couple of ideas.  One is Gretchen Rubin’s assertion (in The Happiness Project) that “Happiness doesn’t always make you feel happy.”  You can gain happiness over the long haul by doing things that, at first, make you feel the opposite of happy–uncomfortable, crabby, or downright miserable.  I’m one of those people who wishes I could get my ideas across by osmosis.  Even when I’m face to face with someone, I find the task of forming words and sentences using my right-brained wiring an arduous task.

The second idea is the call to action inherent in any desire.  Current manifestation techniques include two parts:  imagining clearly and unhesitatingly that what you want to create is already present in a tangible way; and acting as if this newly imagined reality is your current actual reality.  My desire (See #6, #7, #10, #12, and #14 of my 2012 affirmation list–to be surrounded by others who share, value, and support who I am as a person, is creating this call.  The call to write a blog isn’t necessarily comfortable, but to make it so I have to write as if I’m comfortable with it.

And you know what?  Having just completed my first two paragraphs, I have to say–this isn’t nearly as arduous as I imagined it would be.  It’s actually kind of fun!