The Current Is Always New

You Are New

photo of riverSame old same old. Get up and do it all over again. These are the expressions we use and how it can feel when the alarm clock goes off in the morning. It takes a conscious effort to approach the same daily routines with newness, yet whether we remember it or not, each day is created new for us and each day, we are able to create anew.

When you sit by a river, the ocean, or other body of water, it’s calming and invigorating at once. Those two qualities together —constancy and vibrancy— are striking. The water is never entirely the same. It is always renewing itself. The same is true of your own body, with billions of cells replacing themselves every single day¹. Each morning, you need only to remember this: you are new. This alone will set you on the right track for the day.

The Current Is New

The current of life is constant and also always new. When you are willing to have new eyes and new ears, new possibilities appear. Consciously thinking new thoughts creates a new mind that receives new insights and reaches new conclusions. New words form new conversations. New decisions and new approaches net new results. It is within your power to see problems differently, see people differently, and see yourself differently. It doesn’t matter what you weren’t able to do yesterday. You can do it today.

Do Something New

Move with the current of life and do something new today.

This Week’s Call To Action:

  • Wake up your senses by engaging in an activity that varies from your norm.
  • Take a new mind or new heart to an old problem.
  • Institute a new daily ritual that renews your spirit.

“You cannot step twice into the same river,
for other waters are continually flowing in.”
— Heraclitus

Here's to you,
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¹As discussed here, it is inaccurate to say that every cell in the body is replaced every 7-10 years, a statement that is commonly repeated. It is true, however, that different parts of our bodies renew at astounding rates, with billions of cells being replaced every day. For more on this topic see: 2009 NY Times Article ; 2005 NY Times Article