A new habit is born. Smack that puppy on the backside and welcome to the world. Well, we’ll see. I made it to day 50-something last time. Old habits – especially lazy habits – don’t die so easily. New ones must be nurtured.
But that isn’t really the point. Sit every day – except when I forget. I may make it all the way to 100 days. I may not. So far, I haven’t missed a day. Creating the habit of sitting is the point.
Having the goal helps establish that. Whether it be “Commit to Sit” with Tricycle Mag, 100 hours Zazen or some other program at your center or temple, having something to aim for can get us there. Setting a new goal and resetting again and again, can keeps us there.
Just keep coming back to the cushion. Just keep coming back to the breath.