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17 Insights I Gleaned in 2017

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17 Insights I Gleaned in 2017

Full Moon No. 12, Winter

May your year ahead be filled with insights, to gather and glean. Weaving these wisdoms into the tapestry of your own lives, to design and re-design your luminous architecture.

Read my first Lumen Letter of the new year for some personal reflections on what 2017 taught me. After last year’s 16 Things I Learned in 2016 letter, I thought I’d make a tradition out of it and share my past year’s musings with you all. I hope this writing serves as inspiration for your own reflections on the past year as we move into 2018.

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16 Things I Learned in 2016

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16 Things I Learned in 2016

Just because 2016 got a bad rap, doesn't mean it only encompassed negative, soul-crushing lessons. Poor 2016. It tried, really. It did. But ultimately, a lot of us feel betrayed by 2016. There's a lot that went wrong, on a more universal level. But there's also a lot that went right. The negative shade of 2016 has taken over, but that's not the end all be all of the year. We can still excavate the nuggets of wealth that this year served up, in all of their myriad manifestations. Perspective, people - it makes all the difference. That's something I learned in 2016, and here's another 16 to hopefully inspire your own reflections on what you gathered from this year we're about to lay to rest. 

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