New Year's resolutions

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New Year's resolutions

Postby alan » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:59 am

Have you made any, in the realm of health?
I did so 10 years ago today. Still lifting weights, biking and doing Yoga. My hair is grayer but my body is strong.
What have you decided to do today to be more healthful in the future?

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Re: New Year's resolutions

Postby cooran » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:02 am

I'm beginning Yoga, losing weight and I'm getting back to a regular Meditation practice again.

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Re: New Year's resolutions

Postby Ben » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:10 am

Lose some excess kilos and give up caffeine.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: New Year's resolutions

Postby alan » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:18 am

What's wrong with a cup of coffee in the morning?

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Re: New Year's resolutions

Postby Ben » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:44 am

Absolutely nothing, Alan. I'm just going on retreat in one week and I don't want to go through withdrawal there and I have better concentration when I am not drinking tea and coffee.
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Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: New Year's resolutions

Postby Yana » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:20 am

Weight Lifting to Build Mass

so a lot of training till full failure grr.

My Goal is to gain/put on 8kg. :tongue:
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Re: New Year's resolutions

Postby Mawkish1983 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:27 am

I have a whopping 27kg to lose.

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Re: New Year's resolutions

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:23 am

Middle way: be a bit more active and get a bit fitter.
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Re: New Year's resolutions

Postby Benjamin » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:53 pm

Up the meditation to 2 hours a day, and giving up smoking.

Also, I really would like to learn how to do a handstand.

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Re: New Year's resolutions

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:22 pm

Learn about Dr Ian Moseley's Feast and Fast diet.

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Re: New Year's resolutions

Postby alan » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:05 am

You fast every night. No need to follow this diet, just eat less for dinner, and do Yoga and some other activity in the morning.
Very important to recognize that lower weight is not always good. Muscle weighs much more than fat. Losing muscle is always bad. Best way to lose fat and gain muscle is to stop eating simple carbs, and lift weights.

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Re: New Year's resolutions

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Re: New Year's resolutions

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:44 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: New Year's resolutions

Postby Ben » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:04 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: New Year's resolutions

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Re: New Year's resolutions

Postby mirco » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:33 am

"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as concentration, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps unification is a better rendition, as samadhi means to bring together. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It's a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience." -

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Re: New Year's resolutions

Postby corrine » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:20 pm

This year I am going to try to go all, or mostly, organic, both because I believe that organics will help me to avoid pesticides in my food, as well as to help support the farmer's who are trying to respect the soil a little more by not dumping chemicals all over it. It is more expensive, so I will have to give up some things in order to afford the change, but I think it will be worth it. Also going to try to walk more, outside. I do a lot of walking inside the library all day but I think it would be better to get outside and breath fresh air. Luckily the air in this area is still pretty clean. I will try to use my time online to better my mind rather than just wasting time. I was referred to a website, http://www.learnfree.org and they appear to offer courses in all sorts of things that might help me to improve my mind.

I am going to try to make 2013 a healthier year and a year in which I do more positive things. As I grow older It is getting more difficult not to just sit down and stay completely immobile. I find the weather more challenging than I used to. Both hot weather and cold weather present challenges. I tend to want to just vegetate and that is not good, so I will make greater efforts to keep moving regardless of the climate issues.

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