Immaculata 2: November 2010

Immaculata 1
November 1 – November 30th, 2010

The Mission:

In September I successfully…

* Continued work on being happier and in the moment.
* Continued work on focus and productivity.
* Make some money. (CUT THIS MISSION?)

The 30-Day Plan:

* No alcohol
* No drugs
* No coffee or soda
* No fast food or sweets.
* A vegan diet, save for fish.  I like fish.
* Wake up early. (At or before dawn if possible.)
* 20 – 45 minutes a day of meditating.
* At least 30 minutes of exercise 6 days a week.
* Continued conscious effort to “live in the moment.”
* Give a little gratitude before every meal.

The Inspiration:

* A pressing need to make major life changes, for my own health and sanity. (My story.)
* My first successful Immaculata, ten years earlier.
* Several books and websites, most notably,  8 Weeks to Optimum Health by Dr. Andrew Weil (the book that inspired my first Immaculata in 2000), The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari by Robin S. Sharma (the writing is cheesy to be sure, but the way he communicates the power of “practice” really did me wonders), The Tao of Wu by The Rza (for street cred), Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steve Hagen (one of the best, easiest to digest books on Buddhism I’ve read), Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (A little “old-school” as far as tone and gender/race references, but some really good stuff in there), and The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss (Great stuff on living a dynamic, awesome life).  To be fair, there are dozens of other books and inspirations that I’ll share as I blog more, but these were the ones I read in the weeks leading up to the 30-day plan.



So, what do you think ?