Try Something New

Learn a visualization meditation to create space for what you want to manifest this year.

Photo © Copyright by Laura Brown Photography.

Is there something you’ve always wanted to try or learn but haven’t yet created the space or time for it? Whether it’s learning how to cook, learning a new language or mixing up your exercise routine, a new year and decade are a great opportunity to try something new. (Of course, you can begin learning something new at any time—you don’t have to wait for a new year.)


My 3-year-old inspires me to try new things. She’s learning to speak Italian and French, and she’s naturally interested and curious about them.


Pick one thing you’d like to try this year and focus on growing it. Do something every day to nurture this new skill. Next year at this time, it won’t be so new, and you’ll be ready to learn something else!


Practice It: Be Open to Learning Something New Meditation

  • Begin in a comfortable seat or a reclined position, and close your eyes. Watch your breathe come and go.

  • Identify what it is that you would like to try or to learn in the coming year.

  • Visualize it as a word or image.

  • Experience it with your senses. See the details—the colors, images, sounds and smells. Imagine yourself doing this activity.

  • Once you have a strong image of this something new, inhale and think of the words, “I can.” Exhale and think of the words, “I will.”

  • Practice this visualization meditation for a few moments every day (I meditate every morning before I even open my bedroom door) until what you visualize comes to life.

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