Will 2024 be THE year?

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authored, with loads of love & thought, by Chetan Narang

Is 2024 going to be THE year?

Chetan Narang, voice of the mental health & spiritual health podcast and Youtube channel The Unlearning Playground

This is a question that has been on my mind since the past few days now.

And I don’t think this is a question for which we want to know the answer in terms of a simple YES or NO or even MAYBE.

Rather, I think this question is one of those questions that inspires more questions, which in turn reveal much more to you than any answers ever would!

Here’s quite a relatable example to understand better:

You know how it is said that if you cannot choose between 2 options, simply toss a coin. The toss will not help you make a choice basis whether it lands as a head or a tail.

Rather, in the split second that the coin is in the air, your heart tells you what you want the outcome to be.

And that is the path you can then choose.

Quite similarly, when this question is tossed at you, you want to look closely at WHAT it is that your heart wishes this question to be about.

Is this THE year you begin working out like you know you should?

Is this THE year you finally get to those videos in your watch-later playlist? (Regardless of your answer, add some from my youtube channel too!)

Is this THE year you start to mend that broken relationship?

Is this THE year you put into practice that creative side of yours?

Is this THE year you switch jobs, places or even careers or countries?

Is this THE year you take THAT solo trip?

Is this THE year the apocalypse Hollywood has been making movies about, finally comes to life?




Is this THE year?

It’s not at all necessary that only one such question turns up for you.

And it’s obviously not necessary for your question(s) to be the same as someone else’s.

And it’s also not necessary to act on all the questions that turn up for you.

But I genuinely feel that we should all sit with these questions honestly.

And privately first of all.

Not just with the intention of setting definitive goals, although that is a happy side effect.

But more with the intention of getting to see WHAT it is that is really moving us.

And HOW & WHY is it moving us – with LOVE or with FEAR?

And of course, to also see that which, amongst all the questions, do WE consider to be MORE important.

As they say, “Reality is but a Rorschach inkblot.

So, is 2024 going to be THE year?

P.S. The picture at the top is from my recent trip to Sikkim. Do you think I found what I was looking for in the mountains? Or will 2024 be the year when I do? 🙂

“Fear or love, baby? Don’t say the answer. Actions speak louder than words!”

Jonathan Larson (Tick, tick… Boom!)