I like the idea that New Years is a time for new beginnings. Louise Hay says you can begin anew anytime, but I like the idea that after our “rebirth” at Christmas, we begin anew for another year. For me, I am finally beginning my full-time writing career. Monday I will start my new book, “Align Your Spirit and Your Spine.” Wayne Dyer says he makes a cover first, and wraps it around an old book, then he places the book on a cleared off desk, with pictures of his family, friends and inspirational people on the desk or around it. Then he start to write. He just lets it flow out. That’s what I’m going to do beginning Monday, January 6.
I’m also going to listen better. One of the things that I’m really good at is talking, but not as good at listening. That is because in almost every job I’ve ever had, I needed to communicate to other people on behalf of others. Generally, that meant talking. I would then listen, and even take notes, but sometimes I would loose focus or concentration on what I was listening to. I’m not sure why. Perhaps its how my brain is wired. But other inspirational authors, Bruce Lipton for one, have convinced me that we can reprogram our amygdala (the almond-shape set of neurons located deep in the brain’s medial temporal lobe that is related to emotional responses). Perhaps my not listening was an emotional response to never being able to express myself as a child. Regardless of why, my affirmation for January is to train my mind to listen as well as I speak.
And that can only be good!