Today is Monday. And Mondays are usually a time for my #MondayMusings post. But not this Monday. Today I want briefly reflect on 2019 – My Year Of Light.
My Year of Light
And so began my year of light. I kept a bullet-journal for the most part. I read a lot of books. I worked a lot. I put in many hours into blogging. I also spent considerable time and effort attempting to help other people – financially, emotionally, with their blogging. I tried to get new things started – blogging group meetings, training sessions, new blogging features. I had a full time employee for a few months, besides other writers for my blogs through the year.
All these efforts could be summed up into : I tried hard. But there’s also another way of saying this: I caused undue stress to my being.
Yes, finally in September, my body gave me a huge warning. It told me that I better sit up and pay attention to my health or my systems would slowly shut down.
There are two ways you can approach life and the things that are thrown at you. You can ask, “Why me?” and mourn about it, or you can see even the darkest of situations as an opportunity to learn and grow.
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”– Kahlil Gibran
Thankfully, for me, I took my ill-health as a wake up call. It was the perfect opportunity to allow Light to shine in the dark places in me.
I began to examine all my choices. My work. My relationships. I realized how badly I had been treating myself.
I started to read ‘Light is the New Black’ all over again and let its words sink deep. I truly searched my soul and I’m happy to say that I have seen the Light.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”– Rumi
Based on my reflections and choices over the last couple of months, I’ve also come up with my Word of the Year for 2020, which I’ll be sharing with you soon.