New Day, New Year…Old Dialogue?

A new day!

Each new day eventually leads to a new year.

Year after year after year after…

What about today? A new day only lasts as long as we decide it’s a new day, then it turns into lunch, then afternoon, and then?

Not an old day, but yesterday.

A year is really just a block of time; just like we count hours in a block of time called a day.

So what’s different from 11:59 p.m. on December 31st, and 12:00 a.m. January 1st?

Nothing. Not one thing, except…

The internal dialogue we have about today. It’s our perspective.

Our point of view. That’s all perspective is.

It’s not so much what we see, but how we see things: the world around us, the people in our lives, the situations before us.

Then, put all those things into the constraints of time, a day, a month, a year.

The constraints seem to heave in and flow out at times, just like the seasons.

I wonder…what would happen if we could change our filter set in how we view our lives? How we view the world? How we view time?

Our dialogue is always speaking to us. Telling us how we are, and how we are viewed by others. It’s always concerned about what someone in our past told us because of their insecurities and somehow, their insecurities become ours.

What would the new year look like if we stopped the negative chatter between our ears and believed a different story about ourselves?

A different story about who we are and what we can achieve in relation to any block of time.

Instead of waking up and cursing the new day, and perhaps the old alarm clock, what would our day turn into if we woke, put on a smile before getting out of bed, looked ourselves in the mirror and said, “I love you.”

How differently would the day unfold if we said to ourselves, “It’s a new day. A new day for a new beginning,” at the start of our day?

This simple subtle shift won’t fix anything right away, but long term, as the new day circles into another day and then eventually into a new year, we find that we’re not the same.

A change in perspective is a long-term thing. As we change our dialogue about how worthless we are, or how much of a failure we are, or how stupid we are; we begin to actually believe in ourselves.

We begin to love ourselves, probably for the first time ever.

And when we begin to love and ease up with being so hard on ourselves, things begin to change.

And then we begin to find ways to take better care of ourselves.

And as our perspective changes, it then becomes much easier to change the outward.

And then!…after a few days, a new year turns into a real celebration of a new way of being, No Matter the Age.

May this new year be the start of a new dialogue that will change your life.

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Posted by Christian Martin Jr.