“Auld Lang Syne” is a poem written by Robert Burns in 1788. These words are sung to a folk tune; a tradition used to bid farewell to the year ending at the stroke of midnight. Meaning…times long past, according to the description from Wikipedia. It’s a reminder to all of us that newness is about to begin.
So as we bid this year adieu, we should all stop; take the time to pause and reflect. Ask yourself…“What’s definitive about this year end? Is it time for healing and closure? Is it time for new beginnings? It’s the perfect opportunity to recall lessons learned throughout the year.
As we take this time to reflect, not dwell, we open our minds to clear the way for new visions and new opportunities. We are reminded of what’s most important in our lives. Your mind, body, soul, and spirit are all connected and already know what’s meant to be kept and what should be released; knowing where there is excess or deficiencies. So listen to your inner guidance and wisdom telling you what needs to emerge, so you can make life better for yourself and those around you.
Again, take the time to know what your needs are and what makes your spirit come alive; what rejuvenates your soul. Only then can you banish your fears, doubts, and worries to make room for dreams, aspirations and joy.
It’s time to think about the New Year and what you would like to accomplish. Begin to set new goals, created by your intentions. Consider setting short-term goals so that you can enjoy a sense of achievement. Become aware and be mindful, as this will bring balance into your life.
Look forward to this New Year and seize every opportunity. Open your inside door and move forward with strength, confidence, and determination, to make this the best year ever!
I wish you all to have peace of mind, in the midst of so many of life’s uncertainties.
Seek clarity so you will have a deep understanding and appreciation of who you are; your true value and self-worth.
Embrace gratitude and open your heart so you can love and be loved. Let there be stillness, so you can hear your heart speak.
Wishing Everyone a Happy, Healthy, and Joyous New Year!
~ Jill Lee, Ph.D. ~