Sally in the Zen

Confessions of a Befuddled Zen Buddhist

To Resolve or Not to Resolve

This was the weather during the morning hours on Sunday, January 2, 2011.   I was looking through the pictures in my camera and just remembered why I took this photo.

Because it was a pretty gloomy start to a new year, I thought.

Okay, so I’m being a little melodramatic but hey, that’s really what I had thought at that moment.

I might be a little late, but I just started thinking about New Year’s resolutions.  Only because when I was watching TV, the newscaster asked, “So what are your New Year’s Resolution for 2011?”

To Resolve or Not to Resolve?

The answer is a no-brainer for me.

Because my answer is no.

I’m a Buddhist; I don’t believe in year-long resolutions. 

I believe in life-long resolutions.

Which I still have, since, you know, they’re life-long resolutions that I had made a long long time ago.

Simple things, really.

Such as:

  • To always move forward
  • To always remember from where I came
  • To always be the best that I can be
  • To become enlightened

Are life-long resolutions more stressful than having just annual resolutions?

I believe so.

Because that’s the point of having them.  To see if I can achieve them.

Because it’s all about the struggle, rather the finish line.

And that’s definitely something I want to see through, even if it takes a lifetime.

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