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A Tanenbaum Gift – Inspired New Year’s Resolutions


Dear Friends,

However you felt about 2018, today we greet a New Year. At Tanenbaum, we welcome 2019 by pausing to reflect on our New Year’s Resolutions, which draw from many religious and faith traditions. They inspire us.

And so we share them with you—in the hope that they move you as well,

Joyce Dubensky,
CEO, Tanenbaum

SHARED VISIONS (Click to download PDF)

To Be Open Minded and Kind
Consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship.
Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, Bishárát

To Express Love
Radiate boundless love towards the entire world.  Buddha

To Embrace Trust by Rejecting Fear
Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.  Isaiah 12:2

To Speak Truth
Truth cannot be suppressed and always is the ultimate victor.  Yajur Veda

To Practice the Best within Our Traditions
A man once asked the Prophet what was the best thing in Islam, and the latter replied, “It is to feed the hungry and to give the greeting of peace both to those one knows and to those one does not know.”  Hadith of Bukhari

To Manifest Nonviolence
Subvert anger by forgiveness.  Samanasuttan 136

To Educate Ourselves and Others by Confronting Fake News Head-On
The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out. Proverbs 18:15

To Honor Earth
Native American Wisdom:
When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard.  Lakota Proverb

To Create Community
Regard heaven as your father, earth as your mother, and all things as your brothers and sisters.  Oracle of the Kami of Atsuta

To Listen Deeply and Understand Others
To act without understanding is to lose the treasure of this human life.  Sri Guru Granth Sahib

To Be Grateful- Always!
Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.  Lao Tzu