The power of resolutions
I just read an interesting statement about making resolutions, and wanted to share it here:
"I have come to the definite conclusion that formal resolutions can make a huge difference in my practice. One of my favorite resolutions goes something like this: 'I resolve that for this hour I will consistently investigate the sensations that make up my reality so as to attain liberating insights for the benefit of myself and all beings.'"
I like that. While it's for meditation, it's very similar to statements of 'intent' I've learned about through the Monroe Institute. The author suggest that resolutions work very well in other places in your life, such as studying for a test, accomplishing specific work, etc.
These quotes come from the book, Mastering The Core Teachings of The Buddha, by Daniel Ingram.