I really wanted to write a piece about the new resolutions for the Year as if the previous ones were all done and closed. But sadly or happily, No.
2014/3/2 resolutions are still high and rocking the boat. They are still pending for one or other reason and to be quite honest they will always be pending, because it is not about resolutions anymore, it is more about being present in your own life mindfully.
So yes, resolutions can be objectives (as in buy a car, a house, a new phone, etecetera) as well as choices of life which can entail, adopting a dog, volunteer work in an animal shelter, reading, dancing. Basically everything that makes you part of the energy of the Universe.
Now, the most interesting part of it are bold resolutions and they actually vary from person to person. My perception of boldness is quite interesting because bold for me is not bunging jumping but actually reading a book that messes up with my emotions so strongly that i shut down for days.
So, forthwith with the resolutions (at least mine):
A BAD HABIT I’M GOING TO BREAK
Procrastinating my happiness – does it count? I believe it does. Every little thing we do in life brings us some kind of happiness/joy. Eating a pancake with no remorse, riding a horse and falling from it and not blaming the horse, saving a small ant, among other things, if we do it without manipulating the course of it and the end, it might just work well.
A NEW SKILL I’D LIKE TO LEARN
This is the on-going type for me. I have started learning Tango last year and it has been 4 months. I have successfully stopped stepping on my teacher´s toes and surprise my dance partners with some savvy moves. Not bad for a 4 month old dancer 🙂 . I am actually proud of myself.
A PERSON I HOPE TO BE MORE LIKE
Nobody. Seriously, there was a time that i wanted to be more like one of my friends (aggressive worker, bold presenter, goal minded person) and it did not work. And then i wanted to be more like my father, and it did not work either. You see, with time you realize that what you are and what you make of yourself is good and enough for you. What surrounds your comfort zone is what keeps you from experiencing true adventure of the senses. So, i hope not to be like anyone else but myself!
A GOOD DEED I’M GOING TO DO
Ah! This is a tricky one. What is a good deed? What society defines as a good deed and what do you feel is a good deed? I wont give examples of my good deeds because frankly i do not “brag” about them. I will just keep them for myself and turn them into good habits and not sporadic moments of lucidity.
A PLACE I’D LIKE TO VISIT
This is so easy as my bucket list is empty and waiting to be filled by new Google maps! But mainly this year, is reserved for South Africa (Wineries of course), Western Europe (the Pizza and the Ice Cream) and Tanzania-Zanzibar (Most amazing beaches in the World).
A BOOK I’D LIKE TO READ
This one is tricky, it could easily be a book or a movie, but i would like to read (and finish) Mindful Eating, Mindful Life – Nhat Hanh (which entails the age-old Buddhist practice of mindfulness—that is, of being fully aware of all that is going on within ourselves and all that is happening around us.
A LETTER I’M GOING TO WRITE
This is one of the resolutions that it never ends. I started practicing Hoʻoponopono, which is mantra cleaning meditations prayers: I am sorry Please forgive me I love you I thank you. Not only do i say it out loud but i write it also. If i am ever angry, frustrated, irritated with someone i put it in a piece of paper everything that i am writing, with the exact words that i am feeling. After i finish writing it i set it on fire. I do not re-read it, as this can prevent me from letting go of my anger and all my negative feelings.I am sorry Please forgive me I love you I thank you.
A NEW FOOD I’D LIKE TO TRY
Italian Pizza and Ice Cream! Ok, so perhaps it is not new but it is something i have never tried so i shall enjoy myself in it.
I’M GOING TO DO BETTER AT
Choosing blog themes &
Being myself. And no one else!
Me trying to defuse the cold at the Geysers in Atacama-Chile
So, here it is. My small on-going list of resolutions for 2015 and beyond.
Do you have one? Would you like to have one? Does it matter to you?
“Focus is a matter of deciding what things you’re not going to do.” – John Carmack