Every January brings the gift of a new year, every sunrise brings the gift of a new day, every breath brings the gift of the present moment. And with each new beginning, we open ourselves up to new delights and discoveries as we live our questions, and gently embrace our heart’s yearnings that allow us to become curators of our own contentment.
Sometimes we lose sight of our inner strength and personal power because it is buried under dirty laundry, doctor appointments, treatment schedules, car pools, bills, deadlines, business trips, and family needs. However, we don’t need to depend on outward momentum to hurtle us through life. As women, we have the ability to be adaptable; to fit into new environments with an open mind and heart. This is one of our strengths. However, when we use our adaptability to try to fit in where we can’t, we are like all the women who tried to cram their foot into Cinderella’s slipper. We cripple ourselves.
And when we begin worrying about what may happen tomorrow, we set up a negative contribution to our future. Wrote an unknown author, “It’s okay to be scared. Being scared means you are about to do something really brave.” One of the brave things we do is access our inner resources. It is through our inner journey that transformation happens. When we do a deep inner shift we become a catalyst for our own change.
It is through our inner journey that transformation happens. When we take a step of faith and invite the creative energy of the Universe to heighten awareness of our own personal abundance, we will discover more loving relationships and peace of mind. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
The process of new beginnings can be messy, and sometimes we may feel we don’t know where we’re going – that’s normal. It’s deciding to make a change and taking that first step that is most important. The only thing we can change is ourselves, but that is enough. The rest will follow. One more quote, this one from Theodore Roosevelt: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
Any obstacle from our past is nothing more than a gateway to discovering new beginnings. This discovery process does not need endless time or perfect conditions. All it needs is starting now, today, for 15 minutes, to feel a new song in your heart. This is an authentic awakening that resonates with your soul.
What is happening externally may be out of our control, but we always have our rich inner resources for guidance, comfort, and balance. That is where discovery and delight reside. That is where we sustain ourselves. That is where every new beginning originates. This is where equilibrium is restored. Whether we’re beginning a new year or new moment, let’s honor our inner resources and the deep transformational process that continues with each breath.
Until Next Time – Sylvia