The focus of the month is "fed up". It is when we are angry, frustrated, impatient, and we have had enough, that we think NOW something must change. Atha means now, and it is also the very first word in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. When we are fed up, NOW is the time to have a breakthrough. NOW is when we observe and witness the seeds of unhappiness in ourselves. It is NOW that we have a doorway to either changing our external circumstances, or changing our perception of the situation.
Being fed up is something we won't choose for ourselves. But it bears an important gift. Without reaching that point, we may not be completely miserable, but we may not be completely happy either. But being fed up NOW drives us to change and action. Being fed up NOW pushes us to look at our seeds of unhappiness Being fed up NOW teaches us that we are our own dictator or our own savior, and we get to choose which one we are going to be.