In each day a new beginning unfolds. Actually a new beginning unfolds in each and every moment. And as it does, you have the opportunity to start anew. It amazes me how many new beginnings I’ve had in my life, regardless of my age. When I was in my twenties, I was convinced that by the time I reached my forties, I would have already “made it” and have settled down to enjoy the many fruits of my success.
Now in my late forties, I am not exactly sure what “made it” means. I recently moved to a new town, I am looking for a job to compliment my online income, and I’m writing an ebook. Just goes to show you, it’s never too late for new beginnings.
For those of you whose lives are full of new beginnings, let me tell you that this is a good thing. It means you’re still alive. And that you’ve got the opportunity to follow your dreams and goals no matter what your chronological age may be.
To make the most of my new beginnings, I try not to take myself too seriously, and keep my focus on the following principles.
The various challenges that are offered us, and the crossroads that we face, are there to either correct us on our journey, or to teach us a lesson or two about our self. It is our duty to attempt to understand, and learn from the underlying factors that brought us to this point.
We can not go back and correct some of our mistakes, but we can certainly grow and evolve as we go forward. In a way, life is all about choices, and repercussions to those choices made. A cause and effect. Each choice, a new opportunity to get it right.
Enjoy the new beginning
You might as well enjoy the journey that’s in front of you. You may be surprised to know that your outlook can dictate much of your experience. If you happen to enjoy what you’re doing, this is great. But if you don’t, by changing your attitude, you will actually enhance the whole nature of your experience. Your life will be filled with more happiness and satisfaction.
By enjoying your journey, you will de-stress and focus yourself so that all of your decisions become the best under the circumstances. And if you can’t enjoy this journey for some reason, it’s your job to figure out why. To analyze what you’re doing right or wrong. That’s part of the the correction process.
Embrace the big picture
As I mentioned earlier, every moment is a new beginning. Each moment is born and dies. Blink your eyes. The moment had just passed, and it will never come back again. It’s been replaced by a chain of ever new moments strung together by our consciousness.
From this perspective, we can see that we are reborn over and over again with each new moment. Our life is no longer confined to a single beginning and end, but rather consists of myriad of tiny lifetimes. It’s just the nature of the Universe, so we might as well align ourselves with it.
Explore your dreams
Whether you’re 10 or 100 years old, you are here to follow your unique life’s purpose. You may be aware of your purpose at birth like Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha and Jesus, or you may need a lifetime to discover it. It doesn’t really matter. But, rest assured, you are not here by mistake. Trust your intuition to guide you on, and don’t stop until your destiny is in sight.
After all, what’s the alternative? Living out a mediocre existence, accepting life spoonfed to you without ever wondering if there is any more to it? I would rather go on from one new beginning to the next, instead of stagnating in one spot, hoping to never have to get out of my shell to explore all the beauty and mystery that is my life.
So what’s next? Just life. Just living in each moment because that’s all we’ve got. Personally I doubt if I will ever settle down or stop my exploration. I wouldn’t want to anymore. Because as long as I’m alive, there will always be a new sunrise to admire, a new life mystery to explore, and a new beginning to observe.
Live well. Vlad