Here’s a little motivation for those of you with New Year resolutions:
The symbolic meaning of the sacrament of Marriage is that one must be in union with one’s own personality and spirit first. After one has a clear inner understanding of oneself, one can create a successful intimate partnership. (Caroline Myss, Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing, 206)
All the more reason to take an afternoon for yourself, revisit that long-lost (but much-loved) hobby or sign up for that class you’ve been wanting to take.
See? All you have to do is give yourself a little permission.
Go forth, people, and Godspeed!