You know those moments in time, those phases of life we go through when things are shifting, changing, churning right below our feet? It’s almost as though you can feel the earth start to move from under you. Change is happening.
The other day, I was having a two-hour long Skype chat with my dear friend Ashley. She and I literally talk about everything under the Sun. As always, we started talking a bit about astrology and the recent New Moon. The New Moon is a time for new beginnings.
So, here I am now thinking about endings and beginnings. The beautiful flow of life events that occur (even if they don’t seem so beautiful at the moment.) It’s a cycle. We can look back on all the events of our life and see the endings followed by new beginnings, over and over, year after year.
Look back on previous years of your life. Think about that one break-up that broke your heart in a way you thought you’d never survive. Remember the feeling of not wanting to get out of bed in the morning, feeling as though you’d never be able to love again? And then come back to present day. Your heart is still beating. You’re living, thriving, and have probably developed other relationships of various sorts since then. Your life didn’t end with that heart break. (Looking back, we can be so melodramatic, huh?)
The same thing can be said for a job that you lost, friendship that ended, dream that got crushed, etc. When something ends, there truly is something better waiting for us, even if we can’t see it at the time.
All phases of our life are lessons. As we go through them, we change, grow, evolve.
Often we get so stuck on the ending of one relationship, job, life event that we turn our eyes and focus and hearts away from what is coming next. And that’s why I’m writing this. To inspire you to turn your focus toward all the events you’ve yet to experience instead of dwelling on what is ending or already has ended.
There is literally SO much out there that is waiting for you. You just have to allow yourself to experience it.
Through my own personal development, I have learned that I am a seeker of change. I love big changes (usually in the form of moving to new cities.) I’ve learned how to not fear change, and instead, how to embrace it and make the most of it. Change can be uncomfortable, yes. But I’ve also learned that if you want big things to happen in your life, you have to become comfortable with being uncomfortable from time to time. I’ll say that again:
If you want big things to happen in your life, you have to become comfortable with being uncomfortable from time to time.
As I began writing this post, the lyrics from Closing Time by Semisonic immediately hit me:
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”
The ending of one thing is the beginning of another. But you have to make that decision. To release and to go. To allow the next phase of your life to begin.
What change do you want or need to make? Most importantly, are you ready to take the first step?
They say the first step can be the hardest and I certainly agree. If you’re scared, imagine the possibilities that are ahead of you. New beginnings can be scary but moving forward into the unknown and into the potential for something new and wonderful – a new life experience – that’s what living is all about.
What’s important is to step fully into the new beginning. With open arms. See where it takes you, what you will learn, who you will meet, and who you will become while doing so.
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