anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
2019 has been marked with some major beginnings in my life: returning to studying and a new job being the 2 major beginnings. As I am currently in the middle of my first set of exams I will reserve my thoughts on returning to studying for when the results come out. It has been a mixed bag. I am not at the stage of my life where my studies can be the sole focus of my day and so it has been a bit of a juggle, as is much of life. However I am enjoying the learning. This year is 25 years since I finished school (a fact which just ever so slightly freaks me out) but I am enjoying analysing novels, poems, plays and history and constructing essays out of what I am learning. My exam results will tell me though if the brain cells are actually still firing!
The new job is exciting and daunting all at the same time. While I have stayed in the same industry my area of focus has shifted and this means I am often left feeling way out of my comfort zone but that is good, isn't it? Please tell me it is! However, the warmth of the welcome I have received and the feeling of being part of growing something even better compensates for any discomfort. The universe has guided me to this point in my life and I want to do it justice by giving it my best shot. At the end of the day that is all we can do, every day.
Each day that we are blessed with, is in actual fact a new beginning. While we cannot change what has gone, each dawn allows us to look objectively at our lives and decide if today is the day we continue on this path or strike out on a new one if that is what is calling us. Reminds me of the words "If you don't like where you are change. You are not a tree." Our destiny always lies in our own hands and we always are able to start anew.
Fact is we can wax lyrical on this subject until dawn tomorrow but the ultimate truth is that beginnings will ask you to dig deep and trust. You have to trust yourself and also trust the magic in the universe. And have faith that nothing is accidental... it all serves a greater purpose which we may never understand in our short time here but the ripples will continue once we are gone. Even our death, while an ending, marks a new beginning for those left behind.
Life is intentional, not accidental.
I bless this central fact.
Consciousness instigates shifts in outer reality.
Recognising that I have the power to change my world by changing my thinking,
I set for myself a gentle vigilance toward negative thoughts.