Year of the Dragon

In various cultures, the dragon represents a multitude of characteristics. In Eastern culture, it often signifies prosperity and good fortune, whereas in Western culture, it is often perceived as a challenge to surmount. However, regardless of cultural differences, dragons universally embody one trait: Strength.

In the year of the dragon, we would like to wish you strength.

 

  1. The strength to be brave and take assume full responsibility for your life

What you know: Assuming full responsibility for your life means taking ownership of your actions, choices, and their consequences. It involves recognizing that you have control over your thoughts, behaviors, and decisions, and accepting accountability for the direction and outcomes of your life. This includes acknowledging both successes and failures, learning from experiences, and actively working towards personal growth and fulfillment. Essentially, it means being the primary architect of your own life and taking proactive steps to shape your life according to your values and goals.

Kick it up a notch: While bad things may happen seemingly without reason, adopting a victim mentality where you feel completely helpless is not beneficial. In every scenario or situation, there is always something you can do, whether it's before, during, or after the event, and you are never merely a victim.

 

  1. The strength to be brave and accept yourself

The prerequisite for being able to accept yourself is to assume full responsibility of your life. Believing that there is something that you can do and that you are not powerless in any situation will help you recognize that you have the power to change. Realizing that you have the power to change will empower you to have the courage to accept yourself as you are in the present moment. Because your sense of self, ego, and pride will not be ‘attacked’. You examine your mistakes with the awareness that you can improve and make progress toward the person you aspire to be, rather than dwelling solely on feeling regretful, guilty, or depressed about past events that you can no longer change. Knowing that you can change and become who you want to be, allows you to fully accept yourself.  

Snack: Who you are right now is essentially a collection of data (memories/experience) that your brain has processed, with much of this data influenced by societal norms or parental guidance when we were very young. Most of the time we don’t remember what happened but we remember our opinion on the issue.

 

Lastly, we wish you the strength to express your emotions instead of expressing yourself emotionally.

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