Whether you and I and a few others will renew the world some day remains to be seen. But within ourselves we must renew it each day.

~ Herman Hesse

We are approaching the time of year when it is traditional to make resolutions for new changes, new attitudes, new habits in our lives. But I have been thinking more and more that it would be good to make new resolutions on a more consistent basis – not just wait for New Year’s Day.

in some ways we already do this. By choosing to cease one behavior and exchange it for another we bring renewal. By choosing to take a different path, say a different thing, do something a new way, we are bringing renewal.

This world needs renewal. We need new life on a moment by moment basis. Every time a baby is born we have renewal because one more potentiality has come into manifestation. One more person has the opportunity to effect change in the world.

Instead of waiting for the future to happen to us, we can work towards creating a new future in which we are active participants. We can renew our minds by learning something new. We can renew our hearts by choosing to once again believe in love and connect with others. We can renew our spirits by allowing wonder to permeate us again.


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