My first read of 2017 was The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer. The primary idea I took away from the book is something I state as, ‘Don’t let what’s without change what’s within’. All of us experience peaks and valleys each year. Sometimes we get stuck in the valleys and begin defining ourselves in shadowy terms like failure or quitter or weak. This is wrong because none of us can be defined by a single experience. I’m learning to resist allowing what happens without to repaint the amazing picture that I see within.