New Year’s Resolution

by | Jan 7, 2015 | Videos | 2 comments

Because I am a free human being, I resolve to redeclare my independence. Not just today, but every day. Not just this New Year, but every year.

I resolve to impart the knowledge that independence is not something we are, it is something we do. It is the sum total of the decisions that we make, the thoughts that we have, the words in which we express those thoughts, the ways that we interact with those around us. It is a habit of thought and it is a choice that we make each and every day to live as free and independent human beings or to live in mental enslavement. In recognition of that fact, I choose to express my freedom through my thoughts, words and deeds.

I resolve to act rather than react, set the news agenda, rather than follow it, inspire rather than infuriate.

I resolve to teach this independence of thought to my son, not just by lecture but by example. By displaying the love and compassion that I hope to instill in him, and by leading by example.

Not just today, but every day. Not just this year, but every year. I resolve to redeclare my independence because I am a free human being.

How about you?


  1. Nice words. However, even in an anarchal paradise there would have to be some form of judiciary to resolve problems arising from differing interpretations of mantra. So some would not be feeling too free when the “court” reasoned against them.

  2. Such a powerful and inspirational message James. No anger, no lashing out at the world or at the PTSNB. It is all within ourselves to change our lives and the world we live in.

    I myself regularly fall into the trap of focusing on what others should do or just being mad about it all. That people are ignorant, that politicians are liars, that bankers are criminals and how bad the situation is that we are in. I still find it really hard to make a positive change in my life using the knowledge that I accumulated over the last few years.

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