being human

The Joy of Beginning

Each day, a new beginning. Each moment too. Sometimes life is too much. And when it is, what do you do?

Do you obsess and worry over things you can’t control? Do you berate yourself for the bad choices you’ve made? Do you wake each morning with the angst of yesterday or the dread of tomorrow?

The world’s weight on your shoulders is, in part, a choice. Do you choose to let it take you over, or do you choose something different?

Can you allow yourself to go to sleep and let it go? Awaken brand new?

It’s possible, you know. Life always moves through.

While we are always the same, we’re so very different too. The only constant in life is change.

New beginnings emerge, full of possibility and wonder, when we choose to take control.

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.”

Meister Eckhart

Life has been too much. I have let it take me over. I have let my emotions wreck my peace. I have allowed others to treat me in ways that did not serve me. I have let my words (and actions) be poison in the world. I have become someone I choose not to be. I have been unconscious.

Today is MY new beginning. I write with hope — for you and for me, because I know tomorrow can be different.

What will you choose this second, this minute, this hour, this day?

Can you be brave enough to begin again? And if/when you screw up — because you will — begin again, again, and again.

Maybe it’s all we ever do anyway. It’s simply a matter of how we look at it.