Walking by Inner Vision Blog
The Journey in 2021
by Lynda McKinney Lambert
“Clarity is power.” ~ Anthony Robbins
When the New Year arrived, I picked out my “One Word” for 2021. For the 7th year in a row, the word arrived on time. For 2o21, my “One Word” is Clarity. You can read about my first thoughts on this year Here.
When a word comes to me, my first responsibility is to begin searching out the meaning of the term to understand what the word holds within its core. I have to unpack the meaning of the word by going to primary sources, as I do with everything I write. A WORD is a powerful force that I never take lightly.
Take a look at the ROOT of this word – I was delighted to see what ELSE this word holds for me.
Reading the explanation, below, was like discovering a basket full of gemstones – each one a new glorious and bright color, texture, and heft in my hand. Just look at all of the splendor and brightness this word holds for me. Knowing the full meaning and the origin of a word is well worth the effort to check it out. The history of my word is a wonderful discovery!
c. 1300, clarte, clerte “brightness, radiance; glory, splendor,” from Old French clerte, clartet (Modern French clarté) “clarity, brightness,” from Latin claritas “brightness, splendor,” also, of sounds, “clearness;” figuratively “celebrity, renown, fame,” from clarare “make clear,” from clarus “clear”
I begin to imagine standing on the edge of a rock pool watching the water swirling around as it flows down stream. I live on the edge of the Connoquenessing Creek in The Village of Wurtemburg, in western PA. The sound of the flowing waters is music in the air in all seasons.
Clearness or lucidity as to perception or understanding is my focus this year.
Knowing the ROOT and ORIGIN of a word is KEY to Finding MEANING.
I am thinking of the clearness of pure water as I contemplate how clarity will change my inner life and my working environment.
To begin my walk with Clarity, I took an in-depth look at my website. I held it up to the standard of clarity. What I saw was cluttered, indistinct, and random. I set to work on downsizing the website and blog immediately.
Our websites show who we are, what we care about, and our world view. With this firmly in mind, I started chopping away at the tangled mess to bring clarity to my cyber-world. “Less is more, “I kept in my mind as I expelled the clutter.
“Simplicity improves clarity. Concise communications boost understanding and retention.”
~ Jamie Glass, CMO + President, Artful Thinkers
I whittled down my pages to reflect my specific interests.
My creative inspirations reflect my Judeo-Christian faith and world view.
Concise and clear.
For more of Jamie Glass’ articles and thoughts on Clarity: Read Now.
If you are searching for a good virtual, daily Bible Study, I recommend this one for clarity and concise, basic information that is helpful in understanding the Bible – Visit now.
Please let me know about your own “One Word” for 2021.
How is it working in your life?
Have you explored the full meaning of your word?
Were you surprised when you found the root of your word?
Did this make a difference in how you view that word?
Week 1 – January 10 – 16 – Take a WALKING TOUR of my PRIVATE FIBER STUDIO – Here
Week 2 – January 17 – 23 – I shared a few photos of the paintings that are on the walls of my Fiber Studio. Here!
Week 3 – January 24 – 30 – Lynda takes visitors on a little tour of some of the 3-D Objects that are in her studio. Here.
Week 4 – January 31 – February 6…POETRY BOOKS on the Studio Shelves – Here
Week 4 – BONUS – February 7 – An Interview with Lynda – by American Printing House for the Blind. Here
Week 5 – February 7 – 13 – Looking at some ART Books on my Studio Shelves –Come back Saturday and see them! The books we read influence our daily life.
Week 6 – February 14 – 20 – Photo Essay on How I Plan my Fiber Art Projects – Come back Saturday February 20 to see the photo story and a virtual walk through the studio to see a work in progress.
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