Grant yourself the luxury of forgetting what you used to think

We think there's some value in staying committed to our ideas of the future—and that is true when staying in relationships or building a cathedral. These things would never happen if we changed our minds all the time

But for many items in my daily life, I find that forgetting what I used to think—is the best. When I get new information, I must change

When I thought I was right and discover I was wrong—I have to forget what I used to think (or else go on living life madly). When I find a new dish soap that I like better than the old, I must forget what I used to think and buy new dish soap. When someone shows me they are better than my low opinion of them, I must forget what I used to think or else go on living miserably

There are also items that just expire, with no reason except they just got old. Old ideas I carry—that helped me survive in the past—may kill me in the future. I want to allow myself to grow and change—and this means granting myself the luxury of forgetting what I used to think

When thinking, feel out the paths that are old, familiar, leading you backwards. Allow those old ways to fade into the background, giving you the freedom and the lightness and the emptiness to think of something new