January 11, 2011

Beginnings can be delicate or explosive.

They can start almost invisibly or arrive with a big bang. Beginnings hold the promise of new lessons to be learned, new territory to be explored, and old lessons to be recalled, practiced, and appreciated.

Beginnings hold ambiguity, promise, fear, and hope.

Don't let the lessons, the experiences of the past, dampen your enthusiasm for beginnings. Just because it's been hard doesn't mean that it will always be that difficult. Don't let the heartbreaks of the past cause you to become cynical, close you off to life's magic and promise.

Let yourself begin anew.

Pack your bags. Choose carefully what you bring, because packing is an important ritual. Take along some humility and the lessons of the past. Toss in some curiosity and excitement about what you haven't yet learned.

Say your goodbyes to those you are leaving behind. Don't worry who you will meet or where you will go. The way has been prepared. The people you are to meet will be expecting you.
A new journey has begun.
Let it be magical. Let it unfold.
Take time now to honor the beginning.

-Unknown