After a long winter, I was finally able to get outside this past weekend and begin preparing my yard for the spring growing season. As I raked away the leaves, I thought the exercise was a fitting metaphor for what each of us should every now-and-again.
When was the last time you raked your brain and:
Cleared away some old, obsolete knowledge?
Pruned back an assumption?
Swept away an old, ineffective habit?
Or tilled a new area for potential growth?
It is tough, dirty work to be sure but, if you do it right, the results can be both beautiful and life sustaining.