The power of beginnings…

Happy Friday!

Every day, every moment, you have the opportunity to begin again.

Last week I spoke about adventure… and shared some ideas about how we can bring it into our everyday lives.

It seemed apropos, as I have begun a new adventure in beautiful Tofino, BC – working intensely with a beautiful lodge out here, doing some leadership and team culture consulting.

So far so good – long days extending into the evenings – but when you love what you do, and it’s new, you seem to have all the energy!

And, it’s the beginning of something new. And beginnings always breed excitement.

It reminds me of a passage from ‘Journey To The Heart’ by Melodie Beattie. I first came across this book while doing my teacher training – and it’s one of those books where you can flip to any page, and that day’s passage seems to speak to you.

I thought I would share this one with you today:

 

Honour the Beginning

Beginnings can be delicate or explosive. They can start almost invisibly or arrive with a big bang. Beginnings hold the promise of new lessons to be learned, new territory to be explored and old lessons to be recalled, practiced, and appreciated. Beginnings hold ambiguity, promise, fear, and hope.

Don’t let the lessons, the experiences of the past, dampen your enthusiasm for beginnings. Just because it’s been hard doesn’t mean it will always be that difficult. Don’t let the heartbreaks of the past cause you to become cynical, close you off to life’s magic, and promise. Open yourself wide to all that the universe has to say.

Let yourself begin anew. Pack your bags. Choose carefully what you bring, because packing is an important ritual. Take along some humility and the lessons of the past. Toss in some curiosity and excitement about what you haven’t yet learned. Say your good-byes to those you’re leaving behind. Don’t worry who you will meet or where you will go. The way has been prepared. The people you are to meet will be expecting you. A new journey has begun. Let it be magical. Let it unfold.

All parts of the journey are sacred and holy.
Take time now to honour the beginning.

 

Where in your life might you need to honour a new beginning? And how are you going to do that?

I look forward to hearing from you below!

 

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Carol Schulte

Carol is a published author, has been featured in numerous magazines and podcasts, and is a returning guest expert on Rogers TV. Having lived and worked in 16 countries including Ashrams in India and vans in New Zealand, rocked dreadlocks in Thailand and shaved her head for breast cancer, she certainly walks her talk and brings a global perspective to all she does. When she’s not traveling or speaking on stage, you can find her volunteering as a bereavement facilitator, training for her next triathlon, or practicing her serious carpool karaoke game.

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