Mind, Body and Soul. How do you give your soul a makeover? A spiritual resolution? Do I even know what I am trying to do here? Defining the goals for mind and body were easy. But how does one quantify the spirit? How do you focus on the abstract? How do you remodel something that is ethereal? This might be a little more difficult. Hmm…
Trial and Error. That is the only way to accomplish something like this. Throw it against the wall, see what sticks. Lather, Rinse, Repeat. With a less than concrete destination, it is hard to see the path. I am simply going to have to make modifications to myself and see if they fill the void. Maybe void is the wrong word.
I think Zen is the easiest way to describe it. I am trying to center myself. I read something somewhere, where I can’t remember, and it has stuck with me for years. Mind Like Water. That’s it really. A calm pond, small ripples, always returning to serenity. I am a leaf on the wind. Is this making any sense?
My spiritual prescription begins with music. Much more music. I am a very mediocre guitar player. But I don’t enjoy many things as much as playing. So I am going to do it more. A lot more. Maybe I get better. Maybe I don’t but the journey will be exciting.
I want to be outside more. I have worked a lot the past 5 years. More than my share. I don’t want that to continue. I want to enjoy the outdoors. Forrest Submersion is supposedly good for the soul. I want to fish more than once a year. I want to take my son to the mountains. Maybe the dog too. Although maybe not.
I have many thoughts on religion as of late. But religion is a bad thing to discuss in public. I don’t believe my opinions on the matter will ever change, buy maybe my faith will. I need to reexamine the roll of faith and religion in my life.
I need some Zen. I have always had an interest in meditation. I believe it may hold the answers I seek. Meditation. Mind Like Water. I am a very poor sleeper. My mind stays active much later than it should. It races from topic to topic. Meditation is something that sounds like it could help. Finding my center. Strengthening my soul.
So be it resolved …