I have typically been a person who attempts some kind of new year resolution, mainly because I want to continue to grow as a person, to change and to add healty practices into my living experience. I expect that any new resolution is doomed to imperfection, meaning that I won’t actually do completely what my goal states, but that isn’t the point. The point is to move toward change, to work toward living this year different than last year.
So my goal for this year something that I have already been trying to add into my life and about which I have already been blogging. I am going to try to spend at least 15 minutes (hopefully more) doing breathig meditation each day this year. Additionally, I am going to seek out some instructive advice to help me grow in my technique. There are several Sangha’s in town and I hope to find one where I can experience a community of folks who are practicing this ancient art of mindfulness.
Additionally, I want to continue to incorporate some practice of Yoga into my year, but with school, work and family I seriously doubt it will be a daily occurance. But hopefully once or twice a week.
I have already experienced a difference when I practice these ancient disciplines. They have enriched me personally and practically. When I am consistent, I find that my patience and focus greatly increase and physically I feel better. That is a good enough reason for me to commit to a more serious practice of both.