My Mantra for 2013

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With the onset of a new year, we all make resolutions. But, "experts" say that resolutions are made to be broken.

So, I thought of an alternate plan, which is divided month by month and am hoping to achieve Nirvana by December. I guess Santa will be happy to deliver that in person to me! Below is my description for each month....

January--Month of Reflection

I plan on reflecting on my deeds of the past year. As man has a habit of remembering those things, which has caused them pain and trying to reflect on good deeds performed by them. It will be a no-brainer for me, and I will be done with my list by mid of this month.

February--Month of Balance

I plan on creating a balance between my health and my goals. Health is Wealth and with so many goals to achieve and boundaries to touch; I tend to put my health at the back seat and just pop in pills when health is down. I am determined to devote that month towards my health, which will help me achieve a sense of balance towards many things since exercise tends to increase the oxygen level and will help the circulation of blood in my mind and body.

March—Month of vitality

Vitality can only be found if there is balance in one’s life. The motivation to drive can only come if things are in order and if health is good. My wheels of life can drive if my above goal is achieved since; a good health can bring liveliness and sparkle for any situation.

April—Month of Clarity

Clarity is directly proportionate to the balance in our lives. If we have been able to get a balance on our priorities then, there will be so much clarity in our work, and it will be prominent around us. This will be delivered automatically IF I am able to achieve my February goal.

May—Month of Tranquility

Peace usually follows when a person is content and translucent. I believe, it is not an easy process, but I got to achieve my monthly goals carefully in ALL aspects of my life. Tranquility can be obtained, there after.

June—Month of Zen

Zen means peace and I am hoping to continue with this virtue, which will help me get into prolong minutes of meditation and intuitions towards what life has to offer. This is a difficult path that I am planning to venture upon but, to take up a challenge is always uplifting to one’s spirit and helps us keep going.

July—Month of Gratitude

Gratitude comes when we are able to come to terms within our self. That’s the time when we appreciate the beauty around us and tend to bow our head in respect. Inner peace can only come via meditation, and IF I am able to achieve my June goal; bowing down and appreciating people and their tasks around me should not be a problem.

August—Month of Light

If the mind is dusty, all things seem unclear and foggy, and negativity prevails. But, if the mind is clear and at peace then there is radiance everywhere, and we can illuminate any room we enter by our positivity. Such is the impact of light. To be able to get a grip on my previous monthly goals will help me trod on this translucent path.

September—Month of Serenity

Serenity is a synonym of peace and I would like to visit this noun once again since; this is the main element of MY composure in ALL situations of life. It works in all aspects and IF attained will lead to stillness of my mind. Mind is a real naughty reflex organ and to attain lull over it, is priceless.

October—Month of Low-Key

Some time, doing nothing is mesmerizing. It helps an individual to catch up with their inner self. It helps a person to see one’s potential. This is the month, I want to keep a low key about myself and discover my harmonious self. Keeping my fingers crossed!

November—Month of Breathe

Ever wonder how many times a day do we “actually” breathe? That is also one aspect for tight muscles and stress accumulation. IF we would use our lungs to the full capacity, we would be so much better emotionally and physically. Breathing helps us in many ways, and this is the month of helping me create awareness about it.

December—Month of Harmony

This is a month of celebration and amity. With the above accomplishments, I am hoping that I will be in a state of bliss. There will be compatibility with all my friends and family that I meet.

I am hoping to end my 2013-year with lots of positivity, radiance, accomplishments and empathy for others.

I am Aware..

I am aware that I have used such magnificent nouns and verbs with powerful meaning for each month. I am aware that these goals are tough to meet but, challenges always makes MAN go one step ahead in life.

2013 is going to be an exciting year IF all the above majestic nouns/verbs are used to dress me up. I got to indulge responsibly.

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Thanks for this hub...I am going to try and be more responsible...I voted up and awesome.....


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

This is very inspiring. You are thinking about Zen, Nirvana, tranquility, harmony and in one word the Awakening. God bless you. (Don't ask me which one, humanity is divided by different religions)


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I like your twelve month approach to health, happiness, and like Vinaya said, " Awakening " I think we probably can acheive these goals month by month rather than long term..Thank you for sharing wisdom Ruchira....


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Deborah,

A new year is the start of the new beginning in most cultures; and to AIM for something that Man is born for...is priceless.

All the best to you as well.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Vinaya,

When Man could dream of reaching the stars...I thought of the ultimate goal that We are born for. I am pretty sure, there will be hurdles since; I live in a materialistic world but, hoping for the best and maybe by december of 2012, I will get about 6 inches close to my goal :)

Thank you for the wishes and I feel God is ONE so, I don't want to know which one.

Thanks for the read and support and wishes...appreciate it!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Ruby,

I am glad that you liked the above. Yes, I feel that achieving an attribute month by month is easier and not stressful...thus the above!

Thank you for the read and support. Always appreciate it!


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makusr 4 years ago from India

Ruchira Mantra for the New Year! You are great, Ruchira. I'm not indulging in flattery. It's pure and unadulterated appreciation. Ruchira btw I have a resolution that I'll search for an elusive friend on some social networking site. What's your estimate? Will I be successful or fail miserably. Waiting for your comment. Take care and enjoy your life.

Manoj


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello Manoj,

I like the new title you gave to this hub.

With regards to the mysterious friend on networking site, the friend outta use it more often to be found. This friend is either busy with the normal juggles of life and learning new writing styles on hubpages...thanks to such proficient writers like you.

Where is the latest on your hub? I hope your profile pix of sitting down in a distant does not mean you are taking it easy from hub writing?


Website Examiner 4 years ago

This is a very original and elegant presentation, if you ask me. Such lofty goals. Early days for projecting progress, I guess.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi WE,

Dreaming BIG has always been the motive for MAN. Our ultimate goal in this lifetime it to attain enlightenment. However, I dunno how much I will be able to attain this year but, to be aware of it, will make me take conscious efforts towards it.

Thanks for the read and stopping by!


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makusr 4 years ago from India

I don't find much to write about. I'll be a spectator for a change and enjoy the show from the gallery. Maybe something will be there to pump the adrenaline again and then I'll join the show.

I plan on reflecting on my deeds of the past year. As man has a habit of remembering those things, which has caused them pain and trying to reflect on good deeds performed by them.

I'll follow this Ruchira Mantra and keep trying finding my friend. Maybe 2013!

Take care, Manoj


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Nice Ruchira - can you please send me a reminder each month so that I can work toward something positive like this nice schedule:) lol

Really...I book marked it! lol


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi RHW,

I am glad that you enjoyed reading this hub as much as I enjoyed writing it :) Man should AIM high and thus, the above.

I dunno how much success I will get out it (will let you know by December, 2012).

Sure, I will be happy to ping ya about the Feb goals ;-)

Thanks for the read & Support.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I love your 12 month approach Ruchira, it appears so achievable!

Thank you for sharing, voting up and awesome.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Lesley,

I am glad that you liked my approach. Now, hoping I achieve atleast 20% of it...lol

Thanks for the words of encouragement.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I like this approach to living our lives to the fullest, each month at a time! Good read. Thanks for sharing.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Mary615. I am glad that you enjoyed the above :)


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Ruchira, I really enjoyed the monthly breakup of your yearly resolutions. I hope this way you will definetely reach most of them.

Making a resolution is half the work done so 50 % of the work is done. I wish you success for the remaining 50%.

I thoroughly enjoyed your write up.

Thanks for sharing.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Rajan,

I am glad you enjoyed the read. Yes, I feel breaking up on a monthly basis will help achieve the goal by 10% rather than taking up the whole burden of doing it in a year :)

Wishing you a great & fulfilling year!


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas

Ruchira - this hub has been a perfect inspiration for me today. I agree with mary615. I like the monthly approach as well. Everyday, week and month is an opportunity to evolve and strive for our goals. My favorite is reflection and clarity. Learning while moving forward with a clear perspective.

Best wishes for a wonderful year - month after month :)

Thank you for sharing


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Missolive,

I am glad you like the above.

Making a monthly goal is easier to achieve than a yearly one thus, the above.

Thanks for your best wishes. I do hope to achieve ~30-40% by the end of this year.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Ruchira, I loved the way this hub is so thought out--such a clear way to approach one's goals--Thank you for the insight


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Audrey,

Thank you!

Month to month brings clarity in one's planning thus, the above.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

Hi Ruchira,

I like how you have divided your resolutions into monthly goals. It makes them much more manageable. I hope Santa does bring you nirvana!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Shasta,

I am glad you liked my step to step workout towards my goal :) I hope so too, my friend that Santa gets me a teeny weeny goody bag of nirvana since, the big one will get ages and hopefully, I still have years to make more of my carbon footprints...lol

thanks for stopping by...appreciated it!


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ripplemaker 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

I am drawn to your hub as I value these things too! Loved it! :)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Ripplemaker,

I am glad you liked the above. Good to have you following my hubs. Will be a pleasure to get your insights in my views/writing...Cheers!


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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Excellent hub and unique at that.

Yes, I actually write down my resolutions and check them at the end of the year to see which ones I've accomplished and which ones I have not. I then write them down for the following year in hopes of meeting my goals then.

God Bless

John


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi John,

Yes, I used to make my annual goal but seriously would forget it by mid-year. Thought of this month to month that way I can collect my thoughts for each month over a weekend ;)

Thanks for stopping by with your valuable feedback. appreciate it!


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

Ruchira,

Every week, I write a hub that lists the favorite hubs I've read during the week. Even though I didn't read this hub this week, it stayed on my mind, and I wanted to be sure I included it this week. We get so stuck on productivity that we forget to look inside ourselves sometimes, and this hub is a great way to help us remember.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Shasta,

Wow, I am touched!

Thank you and I hope that it touches the lives of at least 1% of people who read it and try to make changes in their lives.

Wishing you peace & joy, my friend!


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thumbi7 4 years ago from India

i missed this hub when you published it.

This is a wonderful piece of work. Shows that you are a person with great wisdom.

Thanks for SHARING:)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Thumbi7,

Thanks for your kind words.

Yes, this hub is precious to me and it helps me get going :)


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

Hello Ruchira,

Just like thumbi7 I also missed this hub. A beautiful piece of writing. May you reach your desire and fulfill your resolution! Voted up and beautiful!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi shampa

Thank you dear friend :)

Always a pleasure to hear from you.


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

This is really awesome, dividing the months the way that you did. This would keep you mindful, but not overwhelmed. These seem to be goals we could strive for each year. They don't seem to be static to me, but attitudes and the way of being we should be trying to always attain/maintain. So very well done. Voted up.


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Leafy Den 4 years ago from the heart

Every so often, I read a hub that fires me up and prompts me into immediate action. I love what you have written here for the powerful simplicity of it. You have also inspired me to do come up with my own month-by-month themed objectives. I stopped making new year's resolutions years ago for that very reason that you stated in the opening but you have here summarized the best new year's or any day resolution anyone one can have - which is to try to be the best you can be. As long as you have a plan and keep your goals ever-conscious in your mind, you can't go wrong. It's like new year's resolutions that are meant to bend and grow stronger rather than break.

Thank you for your inspiration! Rated up, useful and AWESOME!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello cyndi10

I am glad you liked the above:)

Thanks for your support and kind words!

Wishing you peace n joy my friend!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello leafy den

A pleasure to meet ya :)

Yes, my yearly goals always go haywire by the month of February and thus thought of breaking them down month wise....

Honestly, I am proud to say that I am still conscious of my monthly goal and working towards it.

Wishing you peace n joy, my friend!


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Ruchira - I love this idea! February: the month of balance. Wow, I need to work on that, for sure. Voted up and socially SHARED. :)


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Came back to look at February! Great write!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Cindy,

Yup, balance very essential to continue working on other adjectives...lol

wishing you luck, my friend!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello Audrey,

Thankyou, my friend

Wishing you attain balance in your life and it's goals.

Love and light!


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Sunita-Sharma 4 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

Awesome hub!What an easy way of dividing your goals,accomplishing them and making alternate plans too.Really enjoyed reading it!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Sunita,

Welcome!

Thanks for your vote of confidence and appreciation.


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Swetankraj 4 years ago from India

I liked the August part very interesting and going to follow those! Superb voted up..


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Glad you liked the above, Swetankraj. Wishing you luck, my friend :)

Cheers!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Sometimes breaking down goals into more achievable bits and pieces makes them seem more manageable. Hope that you are on track as desired and you have given the rest of us something to consider. Well done! Voted up and useful. Thanks!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks PEggy. Yes, I am "trying" to be on track and I keep visiting my hub for inspirational messages :)


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ChristyWrites 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Loving the sentiments here and always nice to have goals each month :)


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina

Wow! What a very cool idea here, Ruchira. I love this idea. EAch January 1st (actually, New Year's Eve) I sit in meditation and reflect on the past year and the coming year and also journal. I like the way you've set each month aside to focus on one thing. I've done similar ways to 'focus' but not as clearly stated as here. I'm going to borrow this for the Year 2013! Thanks for sharing! Rated UP and Awesome!


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Ruchira 3 years ago from United States Author

Yes, Christy.

this is my favorite hub 'cause I always come back and reflect on what I achieved and what I did not. Thanks for stopping by!


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Ruchira 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Denise.

Wishing you the best for the coming year.

Infact, I plan on revisiting these goals in the coming year...not even close to them :)


Sunnie Day 3 years ago

Ruchira, I loved this and you have given me an idea too in getting balance back into my life. Thank you for a lovely hub,

God bless,

Sunnie


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

That was beautiful, Ruchira! I love January for reflection--and all your other ideas for the months. Lovely hub. I'm sharing this one!


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angelo bell 3 years ago from Orange County, CA

This falls right in line with my ideas (and my hub) about New Year's Resolutions. Thank you.


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anglnwu 3 years ago

What a neat way to achieve your goals. Breaking them into smaller goals definitely helps. I can tell the new year is going to be better for you. Happy New Year!


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia

Such a timeless idea. I'm sharing on Twitter.


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KerryAnita 3 years ago from Satellite Beach, Florida

Great hub, and a wonderful way to look forward to a new year! I look at a new year as a time to make a fresh start for yourself and a time to reevaluate and figure out where you want to go. I look forward to making a progression of small changes this year, that will hopefully amount to a larger, positive lifestyle change by the end of 2013.


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angelo bell 3 years ago from Orange County, CA

Beautiful and inspiring. I think I will use this as my personal launching pad towards inner fulfillment and enlightenment. Thank you Ruchira.


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sunilkunnoth2012 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

I had a nice read. Thank you for sharing.

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