10 Ways in Which Revelations Trump Resolutions

My New Year post suggests that we  dump resolutions in favor of revelations. Resolutions usually go in one year and out the other.

1. Revelations come from the heart more than the head.

2. They are more genuine than most resolutions.

3. Revelations can be the catalyst for the rewriting of old and tired scripts and roles.

4. Oftentimes, revelations are reflections of enlightenment not remorse.

5. Revelations can be prettier and dreamier.

6. Revelations cannot be broken

7. Revelations are rarely self-punishing.

8. Profundity accompanies most revelations.

9. Revelations offer a more positive and constructive blue print for mapping out future goals.

10. Revelations can spark wonder.



17 thoughts on “10 Ways in Which Revelations Trump Resolutions

  1. #6 sums it up for me. Actually #7 is great too. Wait #10 is perfect. Ok — they’re all perfect! How come it took you so long to let us all share in your writing?
    I wish I could come up with a Happy New Year as good as the one you gave me . So, I’ll stick with Happy New Year and you know it comes with a whole lot of love!

  2. I like the idea of revelations instead of resolutions. Revelations, though, are passive in nature; the active aspect is in allowing oneself to be open to them. So, if I have a resolution for 2010, is to open my heart and soul to revelation.

    Thank-you for this inspiring post. It has given me a new perspective.

    May 2010 be a glorious year for you!

  3. I love this list! And a resolution to open my heart and soul to revelation is perfect.

    Thank you for this. It was the post I didn’t know I was looking for today.

  4. #7 is the most meaningful to me. Most resolutions come from a place of good intentions, but definitely one of “what I hate about myself I wish to fix.” Then, once broken, we punish ourselves all over again for not completing our goal of self-improvement. I ADORE your philosophy and am sharing this post with my teenagers! Thank you

  5. Thank you, Marsha. I like these very much. I stopped making resolutions (see #6 and #7 above) but put nothing in their stead. Now I can. Thank you!

  6. I was here yesterday, but got interrupted before commenting, so apologies for the lateness. I love this whole idea, and especially No. 10. We can all use a little wonder in our lives. 🙂 Heres to 2010 being all that we need, if not all that we want. *hugs* Dani

  7. I usually eschew resolutions and make a list of goals for the new year but I’m going to reconsider this and instead think about how those goals translate into revelations. Thanks!

  8. Allison,

    Please let me know how it goes. I am in the process of assessing how much of an influence last year’s revelations were. Also working on a new list of revelations to chew on. Here’s to an enlightening 2011.


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