No Resolutions

A Year With No Resolutions

What would your year be like if you didn't try so hard? If you were less intense, less goal oriented?

What if your days were less structured, filled with activities that you pursued for their own sake, for the sheer joy of it, rather than as a means to getting something else?

What would you learn about your emerging self if you followed your intuition rather than your calendar?

What would you find if you spent less time searching?

I know what you would find.

You would discover your Supreme Goods. Those activities and things that are good in and of themselves.

You would find the key to happiness.


Because happiness comes indirectly, as an outgrowth of activities that involve our whole being - not just the hard charging rational self.

We need a degree of freedom to discover what those activities might be, to allow the wholeness of who we are to become emerge from our adjacent possible.

-J.D. Stein | December 2013

Snow Fairies

Snow Fairies - Rexburg, Idaho - December 2013

"You exist if and only if you are free to do things without visible objective, with no justification and above all outside the dictatorship of someone else's narrative."

- Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes