I am not a great fan of New Year’s Resolutions (NYRs). They don’t work for a lot of people. As if the mere act of resolving was enough to make a change. I wrote a blog post on why this is so at the end of 2014. And yet, they work for some people. Taking action in the present seems to help. Inner envisioning of doing the thing one resolved improves the chances of success. Practices and habits consistent with one’s resolution don’t hurt.
I am starting a huge foolish project
I have NYRs for 2020. I would share them with you, but I don’t believe you would find them particularly interesting. They are mostly things to strengthen my position in the areas of relationships, health, work and spiritual development. Building and balancing the Four Pillars of my life.
But I am starting a huge, foolish project. It is more huge and more foolish than the project of making and fulfilling NYRs. In addition to making NYRs, I am also making New Decade’s Resolutions (NDRs).
I build the foundation to live a greater life
I am starting a huge foolish project. I have written from time to time about the New Message from God revelation, “Building the Four Pillars of Your Life.” I would like to think I have taken a step forward in taking this teaching to heart. There are 17 instances of a sentence beginning with the words, “You must.” The first one is “You must build the foundation to live a greater life.” I got the idea of responding to that by saying to myself “I will build the foundation to live a greater life.” I would later change it to present tense by saying “I build the foundation to live a greater life.”
I build the foundation to fulfill a greater destiny
I am starting a huge foolish project. I share this because my NDRs are milestones along the path of these 17 declarations.
I build the foundation to live a greater life.
I develop the strength to live a greater life.
I have the humility to do this work.
I break free of other relationships and influences that keep me from attending to these greater matters.
I attend to really building the foundation.
I take the Steps to Knowledge within myself.
I have a great enough Work Pillar to provide for others.
I focus on healing my past relationships, and building true alliances with other people.
I invest myself in true alliances, to build this kind of deeper trust and connection.
I recognize my psychological weaknesses, my unforgiveness of others, and my unresolved conflicts from the past.
I explore how these things can be resolved.
I assess my strengths and weaknesses regarding my physical health.
I exercise every day and find the time to do this.
I have the humility to recognize my own vulnerabilities to life.
I bring forth the strength from the well of Knowledge within myself to meet life’s great challenges and sudden events.
I have the foundation to discover my real higher purpose in life
I have the foundation to fulfill a greater destiny.
I feel like you want to know my New Decade Resolutions
I am starting a huge, foolish project. I feel a little trepidation at sharing my NDRs with you. Who knows, maybe the whole idea is non-well-formed. I’m recalling the Bible verse “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.” (Proverbs 27:1, New International Version) I’m well aware that nothing is guaranteed. And yet, it does seem to be well-formed to declare hopes and plans. Therefore, here are some of my New Decade’s Resolutions.
I hope and plan to have all the members of my health care team declare that I have done or am doing all the things they ask of me. I hope and plan to get through the next ten winters without a fall. (I had three in the past decade, resulting in a concussion and a hospital trip.) I hope and plan to shorten and simplify my supply chain. I hope and plan to sell a lot of these t-shirts and related items. I hope and plan to read and/or listen to the New Message from God in its entirety. (That could take a while). I hope and plan to make and share images for each of the revelations of the New Message from God. (I’m already working on that.)
Maybe I shouldn’t care what you think of me
In his poem “Those Spiritual Windowshoppers,” Rumi (translated by Coleman Barks) writes:
Even if you don’t know what you want,
buy something, to be part of the exchanging flow.
Start a huge, foolish project,
It makes absolutely no difference
what people think of you.
I’m happy to be part of the exchanging flow. I’m happy I am starting a huge foolish project. Will I succeed? I’ll get back to you in ten years.
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