Friendship - I'd like to learn more about friendship. I'd like to study what it takes to be a good friend to others and to myself. I suspect loving kindness and gentleness and goodness might be qualities that are related to friendship.
Stillness - I'd love to learn more about stillness, that quiet centering that helps us be here now, that helps us appreciate this moment right now. It's the stillness that allows what is to be, and in that stillness we find flow. Peace, flow, and a quiet joy are qualities connected to stillness.
Simplicity - I'd really like to learn more about simplicity and how to live a sustainable life. I have a feeling that simplicity and sustainability are deeply connected. What has struck me most about this past year is how the more complex things get, the more rushed and pressured I feel; and of course then I am more likely to react mindlessly rather than act with awareness. So paying more attention to simplicity should be a good antidote to rushing and pressure.
In keeping with the quality of simplicity, I think I will leave it at these three qualities. I think by approaching these qualities with interest and wanting to learn more, they should grow in my attention and experience.
"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. "