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Inspired: How to transform an ending into a beginning

“Amidst the worldly comings and goings, observe how endings become beginnings.” ~Tao Te Ching

There’s a lot of talk about making endings in beginnings, but how does it actually happen? Here’s what’s worked for me:

  • I spend some time to consider what actually learned in the goodbye so I can use that knowledge in my next hello.
  • I take the emotion out of it. I let myself feel all my feelings about the ending, and then I really let them completely pass. I don’t take those emotions into my next beginning.
  • I trade fear for excitement. There’s a fine line between the two, and I try to focus on the positives of a new journey.
  • I remember the tough parts that caused me to say goodbye to the old.
  • I ask for help. I have a small circle of people who really encourage me along my new paths and their belief in my gives me confidence to keep going.
  • I have faith in myself and in the journey. There’s a Buddhist teaching that says every moment contains exactly the lesson we need exactly when we need it. I’ve embraced that philosophy. The Universe works undercover in ways that I don’t always understand in the outset. But when I look back on my life I’m able to see the purpose for everything. I have faith that this will always be the case. Life makes sense in reverse. I trust the timing of my life unconditionally.

Have you turned an ending into a beginning? How did you do it?

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About Christa Avampato

I make a living in business and I make a life as a writer, artist, and yogi. I use my business and storytelling skills to build a better world. My first novel, Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters, will be published in the Fall of 2017 by Thumbkin Prints, a children's and YA imprint of Possibilities Publishing Co. My creative career has stretched across Capitol Hill, Broadway theatre, education, nonprofit fundraising, health and wellness, and Fortune 500 companies in retail, media, and financial services. In every experience, I have used my sense of and respect for elegant design to develop meaningful products, services, program, and events to help people live happier, healthier lives. A recovering multi-tasker, I am a proud alum of UPenn (BA) and the Darden School at UVA (MBA). When not in front of my Mac, I’m on my yoga mat, walking my rescue dog, Phineas, traveling with a purpose, or practicing the high-art of people watching. I am proud to New York City my home, and I've been called the happiest New Yorker by friends and strangers alike. They're right. Follow my adventures on Twitter at https://twitter.com/christanyc and Instagram at https://instagram.com/christarosenyc.

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5 thoughts on “Inspired: How to transform an ending into a beginning

  1. Could the timing of this be any more perfect? I am hanging up my running shoes and saying goodbye to my amazing run of a running career these past 6 years. I am going to be able to have the opportunity to heal the effects of polio and my left leg that had been energetically encased in the leg brace. I can feel that I am moving to higher and higher ground on my rehabilitation journey but in order to do that I had to let go of running. I will however always be a runner and a part of the community but have to let go of the physical practice if you will of running. This has to be one of my all time favorite posts – and there are many but this is powerful, poignant and exacting in Truth, light, love and compassion. Thank you. xo

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    Posted by Mary | December 16, 2014, 8:20 am
    • Oh my – Mary, I am teary eyed over this comment. You are so amazing and brave. I know how much running means to you, and how much you believe in the healing process as well. Perhaps running has taken you as far as it can along your path and now it’s time for something else to come into your life. Sending you love, light, and peace, as always. xoxo

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      Posted by Christa | December 16, 2014, 9:10 am
      • The Universe continues to amaze me. I am writing today’s blog talking about moving to higher and higher ground and how it’s all about perception and attitude and just wrote about how the Universe has opportunities waiting for me! Our two blogs today are in beautiful harmony. I’m going to quote you about running has taken me as far as it can along my path. Bless you and love you xoxo Can’t wait to read your manuscript. xoxo

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        Posted by Mary | December 16, 2014, 9:17 am
      • You’re just amazing! starting my edits on the manuscript on Christmas Day. I’ll be in the car for most of the day to visit family and it will be the perfect time to get Ms. Emerson into tip top shape for you and my small group of initial readers. Yahoo!

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        Posted by Christa | December 16, 2014, 9:19 am
      • Can’t wait! The best gift of the season ❤ Take good care my friend. Life isn't always easy but it sure is beautiful and sweet.

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        Posted by Mary | December 16, 2014, 9:25 am

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