Of the many lessons awarded me during this past year, if I had to pick only one, that would be the continued teaching of letting go.
I find it much easier to let go of possessions. I made some progress in departing from ideas.
Next, I find myself pondering whether one should abandon also dreams and hope.
This may sound a bit bleak as we are taught to value our visions and goals as a source of inspiration. It is, so we are told, our life-force and essence; “never stop dreaming, always maintain hope,” we are repeatedly instructed from infancy.
Yet, dreams and hope are still assets, albeit mental possessions, that chain us to the future, not the present.
It is a challenge, intellectual and mental, I am taking with me in the hope of resolving come 2014. Or maybe, given its nature, using hope in the previous sentence was a poor choice of words?…
Learned from: 2013 experiences