In Japan, it is the tradition to choose a single theme for the year ahead. From the emperor, to CEO’s and to all those who seek focus in their efforts, a single word suffices. During a year-end tea ceremony, I was greeted by the words of the Zen priest Hosoai Katsudo (1919~1985), who was a Rinzai sect Daitokuji Ryugenin temple abbot. His calligraphy said, “Buji,” or “without worry.” The scroll suggested that we separate from the many issues that could distract us from that which is true and meaningful and forward-looking in our world. On this new day of the new year, wishing you a year without worry and full focus on that which is essential.