Sunday, January 4, 2009

New year's resolutions

I think my New Year's resolutions can be boiled down to what I came here to do:

To learn. To subdue my passions. To improve myself in Masonry.

I will apply these as such:

To learn.
  • To continue to read
  • To begin learning (or improve) a second language
  • To become more efficient at my job
  • To improve my memory
To subdue my passions.
  • First and foremost, watch what I eat. Pause before eating and ask myself, "do I really need this?" Note: I've thought about writing a post about a Masonic diet. Might be interesting.
  • Be a calmer, gentler person
  • Let more go
To improve myself in Masonry.
  • Be more dutiful of the rules, regulations, and rituals
  • Apply the teachings outside of lodge walls
  • Let the chair work for me
In this way, so should everyone's resolutions be met. Always increase in knowledge, reduce your bad habits, and apply your instructions to the world around you.