A New Year’s Resolutions for Perfectly OK people like you!
G.K. Chesterton once said that the object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.
I recall this witty remark of Chesterton when I read the Urban Monk diaries. I found the wisdom from the diaries worth sharing, as it offers new perspectives of looking at things in the new year.
So, here’s the new year’s resolutions from the Urban Monk diaries, termed as the New Year’s resolutions for perfectly OK people in 2013:
1). Throw away all the self-help books. Just observe what you always do in order to be happy. Stop doing it. Just be happy.
2). Don’t look for choices when you know the answer. If you don’t know the correct answer, having choices won’t help you anyway.
3). Don’t bother with the treadmill. The earth is falling through space 2.5 million km. everyday at 30 km./sec. That’s enough exercise for all of us.
4). Seek love, not porn. Its natural and you don’t have to master 182 categories.
5). Don’t waste energy hating people. If the Sun finds them good enough to shine on every day, that‘s good enough for you.
6). Slow down. The scenery doesn’t become any better just because you are rushing.
7). Don’t strain your memory. See everything and everyone as new every day. That way, you’ll never be surprised with anything that happens
8). Reduce wear and tear on your brain cells. See things as they are, not as you wish they are or think they are.
9). There’s no need to chase money. 1 trillion dollars circulate the world every day. Just stand in its flow and you’ll get wet. Don’t try to drink the whole river; don’t stay outside the river and curse it.
10). Don’t waste time planning a perfect holiday. What you will achieve at best is a perfectly executed plan, not a perfect holiday.
What about you? What are your new year’s resolutions for this year 2013?
New Year resolutions are not by force but they help us forge on better, help us avoid the mistakes which tried to hold us back in the past.
So, make resolutions that you can actually follow until the end of the year.