Wednesday, 13 January 2016
At this time of year it is a good practice to look at the past 365 days and see what you have learned. Are there lessons to take on board? Are there things that just need to be let go of?
Winnowing is the practice of rubbing the ear of wheat in your hand; throwing the handful into the air, and then blowing through the resulting cloud. The chaff - the unwanted part - is lighter than the grain, and so blows away with the wind. What comes back down is the seed that you want.
Winnowing our experience concentrates the seed and gets rid of all the unwanted chaff of life, the stuff that isn't going to produce fruit if you plant it.