I don't really do the whole new years resolution thing anymore because I am always struggling to improve on something. But I don't mind sharing a few of my goals with you. I would like to study Tai Chi (Yang) even deeper than before. Years ago, I would watch the Tai Chi Master, Tong at the Gotama Temple from my building. He would be going through the 24 poses or the 108 or Cane or Fan or Sword alone. It was just him, the temple as a backdrop, and about 5200 square feet of concrete and he moved soooooo gracefully. It looked soooo cool! If you have never seen Tai Chi performed then you have got to check it out. There are some good demostrations on You Tube but if you haven't tried it then I think that would be good if you did. You feel good after a few weeks of regular practice.
I, on the other hand, move with all the grace of a pregnant yak! (Laughter) Now the dude meditating in the picture above looks like he's closer to inner peace than I am. I would like to get to a point where I am able to let things go and accept them as they are, not as I would like them to be.
I would like to grow and be a better Friend, a better Husband and a better Father. For that I have to become a better listener but also develop better understanding. I would like to make more money but who wouldn't. That's why I don't dig the whole resolution thing because all we really can do is do the things that successful people have done and hope it works out. It's no guarantee that you will be successful. We just have to have faith that it will all work out.
Last though, I would like to find and join a church congregation where I feel at home. I have a spiritual restlessness that I would like to see satisfied. Well those are my goals well at least some of them.
What are yours? Leave a comment or three.
BE Careful! BE Mindful! BE Prayerful!