More Yoga, Less Drinking, And Other Resolutions For 2009


“There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.”
– The Buddha

This year is coming to an end. There was never a year like it, and there will never be ever again.

A brief list of highlights:

The interesting thing about all these experiences is that I didn’t anticipate any of them. At least not at the close of 2007. (Well, okay, I knew Obama was going to win).

By most accounts, 2009 will not be pretty.

The economic crash is expected to deepen. Resources will continue to dwindle. Wars are ramping up at this very moment.

But oddly enough, as I look forward I can’t help but feel excitement. 2009 is a year of unmanifested potential; to experience new adventures, new friends, and new challenges.

My list of resolutions reflect this outlook.

Here they are, in no particular order:

  • Continue doing yoga at least twice a week.
  • Buy less. Drive less. And generally consume less.
  • Attend Burning Man 2009.
  • Speak a few passable Spanish phrases in Colombia.
  • Listen fully whenever talking to someone.
  • Build even more momentum with the team at Matador Travel.
  • Complete another silent meditatation retreat (only 3 day this time).
  • Finish the One Week Job documentary, and celebrate at Sean’s book launch in Toronto.
  • Spend less time on the computer and more time doing anything else.
  • Join the crew of Word Travels
  • Cultivate the steady awareness of beauty.

Most of all, I resolve to:

Be open. Be conscious. Be happy.

What are your new year’s resolutions? Share a link to your list in the comments!


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