I have always felt a little silly about New Year’s Resolutions. They hardly are achieved (at least it seems like that anyways) and doing something good for yourself shouldn’t have to begin on January 1st.
USA.gov reports that some popular New Year’s Resolutions include quitting smoking,
less drinking, saving money, and (of course) losing weight. All of these are huge things that probably factor into my observation that New Year’s Resolutions never go anywhere.
"Cheers to the new year and another chance for us to get it right." - Oprah Winfrey
My mother recently posted a link on my Facebook to a news article about a local Buddhist monastery offering beginner classes on Buddhism and Zen Meditation.
Didn’t think much of it. Mom posts ton of stuff on my Facebook.
But then I got to researching the monastery and looking at terms like dharma, zen, and meditation. Interesting stuff.
So I have decided my New Year’s Resolution is going to be small and achievable; I’m going to complete the Level 1 Zen Meditation and Buddhism class.
I was raised Presbyterian in a small town in Tennessee. My family life was not, however, overtly religious. I took sometime in high school to explore Judaism and since entering college I have considered myself a nonbeliever. I am very interested by religion, though.
I never think of Buddhism as a religion, which is probably why I don’t know much about it. I’m very excited to learn and expanded my understanding a little bit more this year.
I’ll keep y’all updated as I attended classes.