2a: break up, separate <the prism resolved the light into a play of color>; also: to change by disintegration b: to reduce by analysis <resolve the problem into simple elements> c: to distinguish between or make independently visible adjacent parts of d: to separate (a racemic compound or mixture) into the two components
3: to cause resolution of (a pathological state)
4a: to deal with successfully : clear up <resolve doubts><resolve a dispute> b: to find an answer to c: to make clear or understandable d: to find a mathematical solution of e: to split up (as a vector) into two or more components especially in assigned directions
5: to reach a firm decision about <resolve to get more sleep> <resolve disputed points in a text>
6a: to declare or decide by a formal resolution and vote b: to change by resolution or formal vote <the houseresolved itself into a committee>
7: to make (as voice parts) progress from dissonance to consonance
8: to work out the resolution of (as a play)
1: to become separated into component parts; also: to become reduced by dissolving or analysis
2: to form a resolution : determine
3: consult, deliberate
4: to progress from dissonance to consonance
Write out all the journal exercises to date. Taking the time to make the list forces you to review how far we have come.
Go back to each exercise one at a time. Pull out one word from each exercise that identifies WHERE YOU WANT TO BE, WHAT YOU’D LIKE TO FOCUS ON or STRIVE FOR in 2012 (if there are no words on a page, pick one that comes to mind).
A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute.