My Vows

Inspired by Leo Babauta, I present this, my list of vows.

I vow to the world to do these things every day:

  1. To meditate for a minimum of 3 minutes.
  2. To be compassionate towards all living beings.
  3. To practice tolerance and patience in all facets of my life.
  4. To read at least 20 pages of something that will better me or increase my knowledge in some way (self-improvement).

2 thoughts on “My Vows

  1. I haven’t done so well on keeping these vows, at least the first one. So, I’ll have to up my game.

    Also, I’ve added a fourth as of today: To do at least 15 minutes of self-improvement reading. This is reading some book or article on a topic that will improve me.

  2. A little while back I made a (seemingly insignificant) change to the 4th vow. Previously it was to read 15 minutes a day. I have changed that to read 20 pages a day.

    What I found was that I was “reading” for 15 minutes, but only getting through a handful of pages due to various distractions, etc. By putting a quantity goal on the number of pages I read in a day, I’ve increased the overall amount I’ve read.

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