This is Part 5 of 5 in a series on new year’s resolutions. If you have not done so, I invite you to start by reading Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4.

If these past couple of years have taught us anything, it’s that we can’t expect the world around us to provide us with happiness. Happiness is an inside job. We need to take steps to find happiness within ourselves instead of demanding it from the universe.

So how do we do that? We can start by listening to ourselves with honesty and self-compassion.

Do you feel unsure about the path forward? Do you feel like one part of you is looking for more, while another one is scared to go and get it? Do you have a voice inside you saying that it would be greedy to ask for more out of life? Maybe another one tells you the world owes you something?

Do you think that makes you crazy? Think again. That makes you a flesh-and-blood human like the rest of us. We all Google the same questions. You’re not alone.

So how do you entangle this mess? How do you get clear on what you truly want your life to become?

The first step is to realize that there is a war that is being waged inside of you. And only you have the power to draft the peace treaty and restore balance and harmony.

In the midst of this crazy conflict, there is a part of you, buried deep inside, that knows the way forward. In this war of all against all, this part of you is a conscientious objector. It doesn’t waver. It stands strong and true. This part of you is called the Self.

In our journey towards self-knowledge and self-mastery, we are called upon to seek this buried treasure and yield it as a peace-making weapon. By rediscovering the Self, we are invited to give it all of its due powers so that it may lead the warring factions within us into a consensus.

Only the Self has the power to show the other parts of you that they are all acting for your benefit. For the greater good of YOU. Once your Self has been able to enact a cease-fire, you will be able to go forward with inner peace to the life you have always wanted.

I know this sounds like a big order. But what if your resolution this year was to take baby steps every day, to polish your little grain of sand, find that connection to your inner Self, and to step into who you were always meant to be?

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