Starting New - A Moment of Choice - 6/17/2012
can choose to start over in this very moment, there is no need to wait for a
new year or a new month or a new week.
are times in our lives that lend themselves to starting something new. The
beginning of a new year, finishing school, leaving a job, or changing
homes—these all are times that turn our minds to fresh starts. Their advantage
is that they bring with them the energy of that event, creating a tide of
change around them that we can ride to our next shoreline.
we can choose to start anew anytime. In any moment we can decide that a bad day
or a relationship that’s gotten off on the wrong foot can be started again. It
is a mental shift that allows us to clean the slate and approach anything with
fresh eyes, and we can make that choice at any time.
new is most powerful when we focus our attention to what we are choosing to
create. Giving all of our attention to the unwanted aspects of our lives allows
what we resist to persist. We need to remember to leave enough room in the
process of new beginnings to be kind to ourselves, because it takes time to
become accustomed to anything new, no matter how much we like it.
is no need to get down on ourselves if we don’t reach our new goals instantly.
Instead, we acknowledge the forward motion and choose to reset and start again,
knowing that with each choice we learn, grow, and move forward.
the choice to start anew has its own energy—it’s a promise made to you. The
forward momentum creates a sort of vacuum behind it, pulling toward you all you
need to help you continue moving in your chosen direction. Once the journey has
begun, it may take unexpected turns, but it never really ends.
cycles in nature, there are periods of obvious growth and periods of dormancy
that signal a time of waiting for the right moment to burst forth. Each time we
choose to start anew we dedicate ourselves to becoming the best we are able to
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