Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Let's Do This

My mission/project/New Year's resolution is to use this blog to explore/fully commit myself to a more peaceful state of mind through the practice and study of Buddhism along with some other ingredients that may or may not correlate, but I find personally effective. Yes.

I will begin on Monday January 3rd (my weeks start on Monday bitches) by attempting to put into practice the goals below. I will be delving into my own history, as well as, the origins of Buddhism, other religions, Yoga, and whatever I deem interesting an somewhat relevant to this blog. All of my motivations will be explained to the best of my ability in the coming posts. Feel free to ask questions and I will answer them as honestly as possible.

- Meditate everyday (for at least 10 minutes and work up)
- Gym/Exercise at least 3 days a week 
- Give something nice to someone in my life (small gift or letter) once a month
- Go to Temple once a month
- Complete a Buddhist reading weekly
- Daily high postings

These are the minimum requirements I've set for myself. I may be adding or altering them along the way, but I have chosen these as my pillars. They feel achievable yet daunting. The truth is I don't have a lot of personal time, so accomplishing these goals is going to require the sacrifice of sleep (among other things). Ideally I will be getting up earlier, in reality, I will probably be staying up later. Either way, I really hope I can pull this off.

Wish me luck :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

My New Project

Hello Everyone.

I have some plans for 2011. I'm going to lay them out for you soon, but for now let's just keep it simple and say that this blog is taking a new direction (or just A direction because it never really had one, which is probably part of the reason for its initial failure).

I'm leaving the old posts up because I don't really want to delete them forever and I can't figure out how to "unpublish" a post without deleting it. Read them if you want. Some are mildly entertaining and some are just...embarrassing. I was in a weird place. I was depressed, at a job I hated, and had just discovered how wonderfully distracting blog browsing can be. I was also trying desperately to define myself and shit, which now seems silly because it looks as though I tried to do it by creating a blog based on everyone else's blogs...

BUT, now it's a year (or two) later and I've got something I'd like to explore. And habits I want to implement into my daily routine (as well as habits I'd like to free myself from). They are practices I've already experimented with sporadically over the past year (and have seen immediate results) yet, I haven't been able to continue them long enough to truly change my quality of life. Does that make sense? It will...I hope. Are you excited? I am.

See you soon.