Resistance to change causes suffering, for denial of the truth is to block miracles and hinder your full expression of love here on earth. When we stop resisting the changing seasons of our life, we can go with the flow of the present moment and experience joy and serenity in all its grace.
“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” – Meister Eckhart
I embrace endings, for they give birth to new beginnings.
Every ending sparks a new beginning. Every dusk has its dawn. To be human means to change often and to experience the shifting seasons through the lens of our own perspective. Endings are an important part of our spiritual development, for without an ending, there would be nothing new to discover about this brief, and truly awesome human experience.
Step away from what might have been and focus on what could be. Allowing something to end as it would is a graceful skill that can be learned and practiced with love. Letting go isn’t easy, but it is a natural extension of love: We keep the faith that whatever it is we’re letting go of can never be truly lost to us.
Trust that the universe has your back. This is not necessarily about religion, though research has shown a correlation between religious faith and good health and happiness, especially when experiencing loss or pain. Regardless, having faith in life in general is a happy belief that has helped me, and others, to stress less and smile more.
What you choose to believe in is always up to you, and it’s always allowed to change as you grow with the seasons of your life. The more you believe in beginnings, the easier and more natural it becomes to embrace endings.
Believe in Beginnings
I embrace beginnings, for they are rich in hope and possibility.
There is something magical about beginning again. William Blake would remind us of this: “What is now proved was once only imagined.” There is untapped potential in each rebirth of hope, so let it be our task to remember the love that is never lost, and let us rediscover the joy that never strays from us. If there seems to be a lack of love or joy now, it’s only because we have forgotten its presence, and our truth.
Choosing to begin again means to stand back up after you fall down, to learn form your mistakes without wallowing in them, to keep moving forward with light in your heart, and to keep the peace inside when something doesn’t work out how you planned. To get to where you want to be, you must begin here and now to make space for the new. In this beginning miracles exist.
Without endings, there would be no beginnings, and without new beginnings, there would be no magic at all. Miracles happen in subtleties. Something new, something wonderful, is in the process of happening right now.
Go with the Flow
I embrace change, for it promises new life and a chance to begin again.
Ultimately, the decision to go with the flow equates to celebrating change and embracing it fully as a beautiful current of life. Diving into that current–what we could refer to as “going with the flow”–offers us the sweet release of inhibitions and resistance to love. Our gratitude for being part of this current of change, this ebb and flow of endings and beginnings, makes life so much sweeter.
You are within the circle of life; be here fully, happily, gratefully, in awe. One day you will step outside this circle into the unknown, where no resistance lies, yet for now your task is to show up here in wonder of it all.
When we’re faced with tragedy, loss, failure, and disappointment, we’re graced with an opportunity to choose a new perspective.
We can request to see things differently. Bringing this experience into the light, offering it up to the universe, and strengthening our trust in the universe’s bigger, higher plan can change everything. We can even celebrate this change, at least gradually and eventually, knowing that we are aligning with our higher purpose and evolving spiritually to meet the full potential of our being.
Stay in this moment, diving deeper into it, feeling it completely and finding something to be thankful for.
In Man’s Search for Meaning, neurologist, psychiatrist, Holocaust survivor, and author Vicktor E. Frankl proclaims “the ability to choose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances” as the last of human freedoms. You always have this freedom, and choosing to retain a deep appreciation for the blessings in your life shifts you into a higher frequency of living, no matter your conditions.
However your life is showing up right now, rather than wishing things were different, practice accepting your role in it. Though suffering may exist, there’s a connection with beauty that’s available. We can even find meaning and hope in our suffering.
- How has a painful ending brought you into a new way of seeing the world?
- What new beginnings have grown from the seeds of an ending?
- Are you willing to embrace today with a full heart, trusting in the process of this great circle?
- What has life taught you about letting go, acceptance, growth, and faith?
Please share your thoughts, lessons learned, and any experiences with me in the comments.
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Go with the flow of whatever comes up for you today, and know that all is well in your soul.
Free watercolor texture by cgarofani, with lettering by Aim Happy.