Heavenly Father, make us strong in this new year, ever guided by Thy constant presence, that in body, mind, and soul we may reflect Thy life, health, prosperity, and happiness. As Thy children, may we become perfect even as Thou art perfect. Aum, Peace, Aum.
— Paramahansa Yogananda
Paramahansa Yogananda said that the start of the New Year was an excellent time to reflect and make new determinations to manifest our worthwhile goals and aspirations. To aid us in this endeavour, he instituted the tradition of ushering in the New Year with a meditation.
At the dawn of the new year, a special meditation led by a YSS sannyasi, was conducted on December 31.