zengeeker




I'm doing 39 things
 

zengeeker's Life List

  1. 1. study classical chinese medicine
    1 person
  2. 2. live by mountains
    3 people
  3. 3. find a mentor
    170 people
  4. 4. start writing
    1 cheer
    93 people
  5. 5. learn to swim
    2 cheers
    3,447 people
  6. 6. cultivate unrelenting curiosity
    1 person
  7. 7. learn proper etiquette
    21 people
  8. 8. be more generous
    1 entry
    165 people
  9. 9. create a better world for children
    1 person
  10. 10. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    7,848 people
  11. 11. Take more pictures
    15,338 people
  12. 12. smell more
    1 person
  13. 13. Start my own business
    1 entry
    9,331 people
  14. 14. learn to dance and not be embarrassed to dance
    42 people
  15. 15. meditate daily
    4,808 people
  16. 16. Become an expert on tea
    20 people
  17. 17. live in a monastery
    11 people
  18. 18. go on a pilgrimage
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    41 people
  19. 19. learn how to draw
    302 people
  20. 20. Learn Spanish
    18,252 people
  21. 21. learn Cantonese
    1 entry
    296 people
  22. 22. learn to bake
    1 entry
    212 people
  23. 23. learn feng shui
    104 people
  24. 24. Read the Tibetan Book of the Dead
    16 people
  25. 25. work on a farm
    1 cheer
    103 people
  26. 26. bird watch
    1 cheer
    18 people
  27. 27. hike the appalachian trail
    2,102 people
  28. 28. Learn to pick locks
    1,507 people
  29. 29. learn how to mime
    26 people
  30. 30. learn Tarot
    294 people
  31. 31. Read "Don Quixote"
    93 people
  32. 32. learn webdesign
    19 people
  33. 33. learn survival skills
    1 cheer
    115 people
  34. 34. learn sign language
    8,514 people
  35. 35. learn to voluntarily control the muscles in my face
    1 person
  36. 36. work in a fire watch tower
    1 entry
    9 people
  37. 37. learn Latin
    2,016 people
  38. 38. Learn to drive a stick shift
    745 people
  39. 39. Learn Yiddish
    121 people

How I did it
How to be more seasonal
It took me
22 years
It made me
In sync


How to become a massage therapist.
It took me
9 months
It made me
Open.


Recent entries
Help strangers who are in trouble (read all 2 entries…)
an opportunity not lost

Taking this on as a goal to me will only count as accomplished when I spontaneously do the right thing without being prompted. But I did have this experience of taking a walk in my neighborhood when a woman carrying a gas can came up to me and asked for money to fill up her totally empty car, stranded on the side of the street. I hesitated, but I ended up walking to the gas station with her and gave her some money. I think I did a good thing, but it was entirely self-conscious, and that’s not going far enough for me.



be more generous
the first buddhist perfection

Traditional Buddhism holds that meditation practice must rest on the firm foundation of virtue and ethical living. The first of the 10 paramitas, or perfections, is dana, generosity. I think if I’m serious about practicing meditation, I need to be as serious or more serious about generosity.



Start my own business
Chair massage

I take my massage board test soon and hope to find some gigs doing chair massage next year.



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