“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
With today being a public holiday in New Zealand and the sun pouring into my house, these are definitely words to take hold of and run with. This brand new baby day is full of promise to use as I will, as they all are. Somewhere along the line I have developed a belief that time is so important we shouldn’t waste it. I have been preparing for a weekend’s workshop that is based on the traditional Chinese concepts and reading signs from our faces. The cleft of the chin is associated with the age of 60. If you have a horizontal line here before that age, it means that the energy you are currently expending is aging you prematurely.
To preserve inherited energy that you were born with and to improve your lifestyle it is important to include some rest doing as little as possible on a regular basis. This means laying around, sleeping, reading, meditating. These activities are necessary for optimal health, but in the west they can be viewed as laziness and a waste of time. Rest and relaxation on a regular basis is considered to prepare the body for future effort. This line on the chin can also mean we are not living our life on purpose. The Chinese believe that if we are doing things that we love they take less effort. The goal is to reduce unnecessary effort, rest frequently, and increase pleasure in the activities that are undertaken for the rest of your life.
Enjoy letting the past go and starting this new day with purpose!