The 8 Valuable Lessons 2020 Taught Me

From the importance of humor and asking questions to the wisdom of nature and the benefits of digging deep to live in integrity, 2020 had a lot to offer

An early-winter sunset over a river in Japan, one of many pictures of Nature I took this year. (Photo: Author)

8. Momentum Only Happens If You Start In the First Place

This may seem obvious but let me explain.

7. Music Is Still The Best Medicine

How many times do I need to remember this lesson? You see, I love to listen to people chat about all sorts of topics. Usually, I listen to podcasts, but I also like audiobooks or YouTube videos.

The first video I saw back in March. His channel has really grown this year and he deserves it! Love him!

6. Asking Questions Is Just As Important As Providing Answers

Boy, in 2020 everyone had an opinion, right? And many of them were very strong opinions, the kind of opinions people broke relationships up over.

5. Humor Is Essential For Living in an Inhumane World

2020 was a really heavy year and one of the best antidotes to weighty times is a good laugh.

4. The Wisdom of Nature is An Endless Resource

I’ve always loved Nature. That said, like most modern people, I am often indoors, cut off from it.

Recorded on a walk on the final day of 2020, here are some more of my reflections on this crazy year!

3. Plans Can Change And That’s Okay, Even if It Doesn’t Seem Like It At The Time

I had this wild plan that I came up with in the fall of 2019: I was going to quit my job, fly to America, and take a cross-country train trip and write a book about the state of the union from the perspective of an ex-pat who has been living abroad for 16 years. It seemed well-ordained and I took the steps to make it happen.

2. Breathe, Breathe, Breathe

Back in early March, I checked in with my Higher Self and asked two questions: 1) What is COVID-19 and 2) What can I do to stay healthy?

1. Integrity Matters

Again, I can thank astrology for this. At the start of the year, I heard from various astrologers how they’ve been anticipating 2020 for many years now because many major cycles were occurring in the heavens.

A Serious Fool who writes about: Personal/collective growth, politics, love of Nature/Humanity, Japan, podcasting, humor, and being a hippie in Service to Life.

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