Bag drop

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What better (or more mindful) way to start the New Year than with an effort to leave behind what you’ve actually already left behind. Like the old Zen story about the monks crossing the river, we carry a lot of extra “bags” with us when we hang on to thinking about what didn’t work, or what we wish had gone differently.

While reflection is part of what makes us exceptional as humans, it can also be a trap that prevents us from applying what we’ve learned to move forward. It’s where you believe you are right now, rather than where you’ve been, that has more to do with where  you’re going than anything else.

What are you going to build this year, and how do you get started on that from where you’re standing right now? Travel light, to make it easier for you to be the light, in the year ahead.

Photo credit: Vincent Guth

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