Friday, January 09, 2015

On resolutions

Today after waking to my usual prayer and meditation, I felt grateful that yesterday my husband took the Christmas tree out and now I have my reading nook back. Thank you, John.
Another gift from today is that while drinking my coffee, listening to the news, and reading emails I found on POCKET this inspirational article:  Self-Refinement Through the Wisdom of the Ages: 15 Resolutions for 2015 from Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds By Maria Popova and Brain Pickings
It starts with THOREAU: WALK AND BE MORE PRESENT.
Since late fall, John and I have not gone for our walks, and the writings on walking by Thorough made me hunger to renew ours. I don't make resolutions on what I will do during the new year, but I do make a collage of how I want to be. My collage is an ongoing project that evolves during the first months of the year. It includes pictures, not necessarily of me, but which represent my goals, aspirations and how I want to spend my time, or better put how and where I want to "be more present."
The entry on VIRGINIA WOOLF: KEEP A DIARY, brought me into writing this post.  The third one of 15 that I will touch on now is: SENECA: MAKE YOUR LIFE WIDE RATHER THAN LONG. This piece is rattling. Here is one sentence: "The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today."
There is so much on the article that I will take one or two resolutions at a time.
Thank you, Maria Popova and Brain Pickings
http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/01/05/resolutions/

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