“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
As I reflect on yesteryear and analyze some of my little pet-peeves and anxieties, I’ve come to the realization that I need to just take it a little easy and just let things come to me where they may. I need to stop fretting over the lack of time in my regular work day, or worry about making ends meet. I need to stop lamenting on past failures, or let societal ills bring me down. And most of all, I need to stop getting frustrated over the little bumps and obstacles I stumble across throughout my day. As the quotation from Ralph Waldo Emerson states, “tomorrow is a new day.”
Now this epiphany may be a momentary one, that will easily dissipate with the currents of my mercurial reactionary state of mind. But at least for the moment I think I’ve grown enough, that I can drop some of the weight I’ve been carrying on my shoulders which has also, I feel, done nothing more but tax me on the very things I was worrying about in the first place. Hmm.. It’s definitely something to think about.
A new year is here and it’s time to once again reflect on the past year and see how close or far we’ve gotten with our resolutions of yesteryear. For my part, I came pretty close to following all of mine. The one resolution that I faltered on was being more health conscious. In my podcast and on this blog, I have tried to learn and pass on information that correlates with the political-societal-economical paradigms that define the world around us. Or at least a fraction of it as there are many points of view and I only have one of many of them.
Of course mental stimulation, when it comes to academic thought, is the least hard thing for me to do as I am a constant scholar on the studies of life. I wholeheartedly enjoy learning new things on just about any topic. It’s the nitty gritty hard-labor of the body that I am deeply flawed in. Because of this, I am once again putting health consciousness and fitness on my resolution agenda for 2009 and limiting it to just that. I will of course continue learning new things as I love to seek out knowledge and to continue to mentally grow as a person. But now is the time for me to really take physical fitness seriously.
At the age of 31, I’m not getting any younger, and of course I’m only going to be more susceptible to aches and illnesses if I continue on with my bad eating habits at my age. Plus it just makes sense that if you live a more sedentary life, your body won’t be as agile or flexible as it used to be when you were younger and more physically active. So here’s to being more healthy for 2009. I’ll let you know how that goes come 2010.