Language has a way of word combining that carries a new meaning and often forgets its origins.
“New Years Resolutions” culturally has come to mean, “things I’d like to see in my life, but it’s normal and okay if I don’t do it this year.” (More on why I think it is difficult to follow through on resolutions later).
“Resolution” [noun] – a firm decision to do or not to do something.
“Resolution” (image resolution) – the detail an image holds.
This time of year is a time to resolve, implying a time to settle what is dormant or unsettled within you. What does it take to fight one’s own fears, insecurities, or beasts? Determination, a passion for life, and a vision (hopefully in great detail!) that is open to see the beauty in everything, even the darkness within or around ourselves. In other words, it is the way we ground into our lives and what our eyes perceive.
What a powerful moment to seize!
So why do new years resolutions fall apart?