Each day is the opportunity to begin again and as the Buddhist saying goes, “as in the beginning, so in the middle, so in the end.”
What if you knew that today you could literally, begin again? Held in the hoopla
of a New Year, even to the most jaded, is the anticipation of a new beginning; a symbolic gesture of the passing of time, and with it a fresh start. Today, rather than a list of to do’s, and not to do’s, what if you began by celebrating your life, and gifting yourself with a new beginning, here and now? No need to wait for everything to be just so, and just right. No need to beat yourself up, or regret the past; accept what is and what isn't, and make the decision to transform.
What if you declared today a Birthday of sorts? It all begins with a decision, and a symbolic gesture instills a sense of commitment, and connection unlike anything else – think of marriage vows or graduation or the baptism of a child. Nothing has really changed, but the decision and gesture to proceed in a new way, with a new intention. How could your life transform, if you started fresh?
"Every day is a chance to begin again." ~ Catherine Pulsifer
So in the spirit of symbolism – happy BIRTHINGDAY! Today celebrate you, and celebrate life in order to embrace the value of a new start. Light a candle, and set an intention, make yourself a card, buy yourself a gift, up your self-care, go out with friends, and declare today, the day of new beginnings. Make a declaration of what you would like to birth.
What do you need to bring an end to? Blaming? Complaining? Waiting? Refraining? Self-flagellating? A job? A relationship? End, so as to begin. What will you let go of in order to begin fresh? (fear, regret, sadness)
What will you now bring into the world? (energy, new perspective, relationships, creativity)
What new thought? (I'm capable, I'm willing and I'm abundant)
What actions will you give birth to? (exercise, job search, getting support)
What one thing, if you started fresh, would make the biggest impact?
“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” Meister Eckhart