I run to Golden Gate Park to renew my exercise routine. Under a tree, I fall to the ground for push-ups, sit-ups, and crunches. I like running. I think while I run.
My main mission now: to be the best person I can be.
I finally have the time, means, and space for self-improvement. No job to distract, no projects that press. The best I can be is not a mystery. I know myself well enough that I am aware of my faults, addictions, and compulsions. About to act, I can ask, “Is this the best behavior?” I need humility as well for when I am not perfect. I will work on:
Body: maybe I’ve been looking lately at too much pornography (perfect? Ha!) , but I want to be in the best shape of my life. I will exercise every day by running to the park. I’ll resume yoga. I’ll unlock my back (finally) and fix my hips. I’ll cook vegetarian meals and avoid sugars.
Time: I will slow down. I will take measured steps on the centers of my feet. I will enjoy all I do, immersing myself meditatively in the process.
People: I will be good to others. I will speak kindly, clearly, and honestly. I will give to others. I will create projects that bring people together for shared experiences.
Spirit: I will give up drugs and alcohol. I savor mental clarity. I no longer want cloudy and confused, as the side effects have overwhelmed the effects. I will meditate, write, and plan.