We’re almost at the start of a new year and saying it is a great time to reflect is such a cliche. But cliches have a great deal of truth to them, that’s why they persist.
I wanted to post the following for those entering the new year, and might be wondering, what’s next, what should I do, or what is my place.
Rahul Bijlani: “You Are Not Running Out of Time or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Began Enjoying Infinity”:
Ironically, when I started to cross some of my own personal benchmarks, I discovered that something was very wrong – I kept moving the goalposts.
I think I have the ultimate business plan, and nobody is running out of time any time soon.
Bill Watterson: “Kenyon College Commencement”:
Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive.
Roz Duffy: “here and now”:
So if I said the other day to just show up, today I’m suggesting (mostly to myself), enjoy the present moment. Take it all in, look at it, laugh at it, and just be all up in it.
NYTimes: Tara Parker-Poke: “Laws of Physics Can’t Trump the Bonds of Love”:
“There is something a lot greater than energy. There’s something a lot greater than entropy. What’s the greatest thing?”
YouTube: zefrank: “An Invocation for Beginnings”:
New years always mean you have another chance to improve your life or to continue living it the way you do. Either way, it is yours for the taking and somehow it feels like a clean slate as you get to start the year right.