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?