A sankalpa can take two forms. Firstly, it is an acceptance of Self or a reflection of your true nature. This type of resolve or sankalpa is more encompassing than a traditional New Year’s resolution and doesn’t require change - it requires acknowledgement. It is simply a statement of who you are:
“I am adventurous, I am compassionate, I am beautiful, I am whole.”
This isn’t something we think about, that our intellectual mind can ponder, it is a deep understanding from within and the willingness to know and love our true Selves. When we arrive at a few “I am…” statements, they inform our mind of a direction to take in life or are already taking as we journey forward.
The second, is a specific intention or goal - perhaps this is more the kind we are used to making in a traditional New Year’s resolution. We often forget that when we discover our purpose, not everything happens at once, our life’s goals require milestones.Read More