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Resolutions, Resolutio, Resolut……….

January 9, 2019

As we begin another New Year, we make promises/resolutions to ourselves with an eye towards reaching our dreams and goals.

We begin the New Year with lots of enthusiasm towards reaching those dreams and goals.  Inevitably, for most, that enthusiasm wanes over time.

So how do we keep that enthusiasm burning?

There are lots of new beginnings.  There is a new year, a new month, a new week, a new day, hour, minute……  Each new is another opportunity to reignite the enthusiasm you had at the beginning of the last new.  If we celebrate each new as another opportunity, we can renew that enthusiasm and keep it burning.  So cherish the new of every new and especially every moment.  With every new remind yourself of your dreams and goals.  With those reminders you will keep the enthusiasm in the present.  Renew with each and every New.

 “The beginning is embedded in the end, and the end is embedded in the beginning”. – Sefer Yetzirah 1:7

Most Important – be grateful for each New that you are given!

A reminder lesson from the Tightrope Walker who said when asked how he gets across

“It’s simple. Before I begin, I find an object on the other end and focus on it. I don’t dare take my eyes off the object while I’m walking. I don’t look to the right; I don’t look to the left. As long as I focus on my goal, I make it across”.

With every step and progress you make towards the goal congratulate yourself

 

Happy and Meaningful 2019

Heart and Soul

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Beni A permalink
    January 9, 2019 9:04 am

    Interesting, inspiring, informative and valuable.

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      January 9, 2019 9:10 am

      thank you, thank you, and thank you

  2. Helen permalink
    January 9, 2019 8:26 am

    So true thx

  3. Jocko permalink
    January 9, 2019 8:05 am

    Thank you, Rebe Mr. Fox.

    Upon finishing the Fox Training on how to be my best Moishe a few years ago, I left Marin County and did a bit of wandering.

    One of the things I did was to complete a Buddhist Chaplaincy Training. While that was satisfying, the program offered no sacred music like yours i.e. The Cadillacs, Temptations, and Mr. Ray Charles.

    If I might share a thought from Gil Fronsdal–one of my Teachers during that year, which seems to echo what you offer–from another Tradition, but of course from the same heart of wisdom:

    “Even the seemingly mundane activity of going to the grocery store became an opportunity to strengthen my intention to connect with people with care and compassion.” From “The Issue at Hand.”

    Your entreaty to “Renew with each and every ‘new,'” is a wonderful mantra that will make New Year’s resolutions manageable–along with all of the other Sayings of Mr. Fox that bubble up at important times and when I hear something like the Chiffons begin with a “Do lang, do lang, do lang…”

    You have created a unique and heartfelt way of teaching us all how not to suffer…and to be better humans. Heart and Soul

    May you and yours find peace and ease to help others on this next trip around the sun.

    Jocko

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      January 9, 2019 9:13 am

      Jocko,
      You’ve done it again!
      Reading your comment, I go from a smile on my face to tearing up!!!
      Thank You

  4. Alison permalink
    January 9, 2019 7:41 am

    Beautifully said Fred! Thank you!

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