“You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner.
If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.”
– Barbara Sher
Good morning! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend! I’m very excited to share this morning’s article with you, entitled, “New Beginnings,” by award-winning author and transformation coach Alan Seale.
Alan is the director of the Center for Transformational Presence and the author of five books, including “Soul Mission * Life Vision,” “The Manifestation Wheel,” Intuitive Living,” “The Power of Your Presence,” and his newest, “Create a World that Works.”
Alan’s article is sure to inspire you to start each moment of each day anew!
by Alan Seale
What if every single day offered you the opportunity for a completely fresh start to life—a chance to start with a clean slate—no baggage, no expectations, nothing holding you back? The truth is, it does! Every single day, and actually every moment and every breath you take is an opportunity to expand beyond what has been and step into the next moment of possibility. You may absolutely love what has been, or you may have regrets or be facing challenges that make you wonder how things will ever turn around. Regardless of your situation, each breath you take can usher you into new possibility.
The key is choice. You have the opportunity to choose in every moment to free yourself of what was, as fantastic or challenging as it may have been, and step forward into the next moment. You can choose to “shed skin,” in a manner of speaking, as you walk through your day, instantly growing the appropriate “new skin” to meet the next moment, the next opportunity, the next gift of life. Your physical body is, in fact, doing that all the time. Your cells are constantly dying and being created anew, so that within a year every cell in your body has been replaced. From a cellular perspective, you have an entirely new body every year. Isn’t that amazing?
When we are fully engaged in “being,” we are in a constant flow of change. Therefore, we are constantly experiencing new beginnings. This does not mean that each day we have to start life all over again, having lost what was before. Instead, it means that every day we get to reflect back on what has been, choose how we wish to relate to it and the role it will play in our lives going forward, and then start afresh. Through this approach to life, we can constantly let go of old opinions, beliefs, habits and behaviors that no longer serve us and replace them with new beliefs and behaviors that are in harmony with our evolutionary process.
Take a couple of moments to reflect on how you approach each new day now. Do you wake up excited about discovering the possibilities that the new day holds, or do you approach the day as a series of pre-set commitments to be met and responsibilities to fulfill? Be honest with yourself.
Now close your eyes and take a moment to settle into a meditative state. Then invite the concept of “Beginning” to be present with you. Let go of any pre-conceived notion of what Beginning should mean. Ask Beginning what it has to say to you and what role it wants to play in your life. Ask what new opportunities await you if you allow each moment to be new. Then step into and fully inhabit the potential that Beginning is showing you.
What does it feel like to inhabit Beginning in this way? How has your energy shifted? How is your attitude different? Can you feel your “new skin?” What is it like?
Living in this new concept of Beginning can lead to new choices and habits in your daily life. How do you feel called to live your new concept of Beginning right now? How can this new Beginning awareness influence your thoughts about who you are, how you interact and communicate with the world, and the life you are creating?
If you lived in this new Beginning awareness, how might your life transform? How many ways can you imagine that your life could be different if you lived in this concept of Beginning? Choose it, even if only for a day, and see how your daily experience shifts as well as your overall approach to life…
Copyright Alan Seale. All Rights Reserved.
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Wishing you a beautiful new day!