Becoming New

Seek an environment that stimulates you over the long-term. It’s important to do novel things in all areas of life: intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical. Each enlightens the others. All the parts have a function and deserve your attention.

Look at your hands right now. You’ll see the adaptations for tree-climbing, prairie-walking, and tool-using. This evolutionary history informs the present but does not confine it. You can move beyond traits of the past. The human species has come far. Realize with humility your origins and you can appreciate the good you bring to the world today.

Count the blessings, not the burdens.