I’ve been wondering when to publish my Word of the Year post and I thought what better day than today.
I know for some of us 1st January is just another day. But I’ve always considered it to be a chance at a fresh start. For some years now, I’ve given up on making New Year’s resolutions because of the guilt that accompanied the breaking of them. But spending time at the end of the year and today on reflection helps me find a word of the year that inspires me through the year!
New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
It’s Going To be Light
If you’ve been following my posts for the last few days, you’ll realize that the book ‘Light Is the New Black‘ has inspired me a lot this year. So it seemed only natural for me to choose the word ‘Light’ for my word of the year.
I believe that every one of us is a powerful human being, born to be unique and to bring to the world something that has been missing from it. But often that special gift – that light – is dimmed. It’s up to us to find it and to shine it on the world.
Also, we’re called to empower others to find their own inner light – to walk beside them reminding them of their uniqueness.
Through 2019, I’m going to focus on the word ‘light’ by allowing the power of my subconscious mind to work within. One of the techniques I plan to use has been explained by Joseph Murphy in his book, The Power of the Subconscious Mind.
The Baudoin Technique
Charles Baudoin was a professor at the Rousseau Institute in France. He discovered that the best way to impress the subconscious mind is during sleepy states, because all effort is reduced and the conscious mind, with all its negativity, is submerged to a greater extent. During this state, ideas are easily imprinted in our memory and our subconscious can easily accept them.
Therefore, if we enter into a drowsy, sleepy state, or a state akin to sleep, we can convey our idea by reflection and repeat it all over again so it can be attached to our memory.
Before sleeping, I dedicate at least five minutes to reflect my desires. Whatever I wish to unfold the next day, or in my life in general, I repeat in my mind right before I enter a state of deep sleep.
What’s your word for 2019? Join me and others to find your word and share it on the linky in this post.