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A PREFIX OCCURRING ORIGINALLY IN LOANWORDS FROM LATIN, USED WITH THE MEANING 'AGAIN' OR 'AGAIN AND AGAIN' TO INDICATE REPETITION, OR WITH THE MEANING 'BACK' OR 'BACKWARD' TO INDICATE WITHDRAWAL OR BACKWARD MOTION

A PREFIX OCCURRING ORIGINALLY IN LOANWORDS FROM LATIN, USED WITH THE MEANING 'AGAIN' OR 'AGAIN AND AGAIN' TO INDICATE REPETITION, OR WITH THE MEANING 'BACK' OR 'BACKWARD' TO INDICATE WITHDRAWAL OR BACKWARD MOTION

re|set

Around the turn of the year, I found myself craving a pause. The end of the previous year had been fragmented and my Do List was growing by the day.

I needed to re|organise my programmes, re|design my website and re|charge my batteries. The pattern in my language became clear and I was needing to look at what already was, or what had happened in order to move forward in the right direction.

The importance of 're' in our vocabulary is undeniable and I've decided to look at it more deeply in terms of our personal development. A muse if you like; but instead of a person, my muse is 're'.

We use it unconsciously all the time, and I started to think about the implications on us as humans moving through an ever-evolving life.

They're two letters that bestow the gift of choice. A huge gift in the smallest of packages. At any point, we have the ability to start anything again simply using 're'.

RE|NEW • RE|FRESH • RE|CLAIM • RE|VISIT

It feels important to know we can re|start something, re|do a task, re|adapt to our situations and then use that to evolve anytime we choose.

Having the ability to access change is always good for us, it brings a sense of freedom; to know that we can go backward - to re|address or re|evaluate - enables us to move forward in a better-educated way.

We're told we must only look forward, but actually, I believe we need to view things that have passed, for evaluation in the present, to be able to re|attempt to make things better for our future. I suppose it's about having no regrets. And if we do have any, having the courage to re|address them, and the curiosity to look at why we didn't like them last time and to use that curiosity to learn how we can do them better next time. Making that next time a foundation for a better future; using what's been to re|assess and then use for forward motion.

I'm going to be using this as a pause for thought here in the blog for a while and I'd love to know which 're' words appear for you in your everyday language and how you use them for positive change.
Drop me a note in the comments or on my social channels to let me know and we could use them in this blog series.

I'm looking forward to contemplating how it can be a tool for backward re|flection to bring even better forward motion.