We all like to think of the new year as a way to start over, to try something new, to build new habits. I have some book recommendations that may be a good way to start your new year right.
A few years ago, a friend of my Significant Other's gave me a wonderful book, a collection of poems by my favorite poet, Rumi. Entitled A Year with Rumi: Daily Readings and translated by Coleman Barks, it presents a poem for each day of the year. I've used it year after year and find new treasures each day. His ecstatic, soulful, thought-provoking poems have helped set the tone for my day. In fact, it was reading his poems that I noted the Twin Soul relationship between Rumi and Shams Tabriz. Perhaps you will find the same. I highly recommend it.