The New Year is the peak of hopefulness and optimism because of the symbolic “beginning” of yet another full year’s cycle. And while resolutions remain to be elusive to keep, maybe it will be helpful to always look at it from the perspective of something old, rather than something new.
Time is but a number..there’s really nothing more to it. Yet the concept of its linearity, “what’s done is done,” is so fleeting but, ironically, is highly exciting. The old is typically symbolic of stability, strength and security. Conversely, the new denotes uncertainty, impulsiveness and obscurity. Perhaps this is why despite the attractiveness of a mystery (new), it is rarely sustained compared to history (old).
It is therefore prudent, to first establish who you are, before even thinking about who you will be. To resolve to change the present, should always be grounded in the past, without looking too forward in the future.
Good luck to all hopefuls in keeping their resolutions!