I’ve used the word facet throughout my life. In fact, I frequently use it in many of my related writings and I’ve titled the book I’m writing, The Nine Facets. So, I decided to dig a bit into the definition and play around with some of these uses of the word.
A facet is one side or aspect of something. If you’re thinking about quitting your day job to become a circus performer, you should first consider every facet of what your new life would be like. Also, just as we see life through our own lens, we need to consider other perspectives. After all, how dull life would be without clowns!
Facet, which is related to the word face, can also refer to one of the flat “faces” of a diamond or other gem. This was the word’s original definition, and it was evidently seen as an apt metaphor for one side of a complex idea. When a problem has many parts to consider, it can be describe as multifaceted. So, when you look at your closet and nothing seems to go together, consider yourself and your taste in clothes multi-faceted…see, not so bad when you put it that way.
To shine more brilliantly in your own life, many facets can make our lives richer and more fun. Varied interests, perspectives, and experiences of ourselves and others, can make for a more colorful life, enrich our spirit and energize us.
What facets about yourself do you love and want more of? Leave a comment below.