a new beginning


A New Beginning

You stand at a point of departure –
a place from which to powerfully transform.

Choice offers itself to you.
Stay here?
Or, courageously step
in the direction of dreams?

What will be lost?
What will be gained?

From a still place within
intentions move to the surface.

Reflection invites clarity –
insight shapes inspired action.

You step into a new beginning.

Honestly, I don’t recall when I wrote this poem. I have had many new beginnings, big and ever so small. I see the opportunity to start anew every day, even multiple times on a given day. Each time I notice a negative thought and choose another narrative to carry with me, I open to something new.

These small every day beginnings come from years of making time to be still. Every day. Time to simply be with myself. Sometimes I do a little exploring – reading and journaling about what’s important to me and how I want to move through the world, for example. This time of reflection invites clarity – sometimes profound (for me, anyway ;]) and sometimes so simple. And from this grounded place of insight, I am able to be intentional about my path forward, to make choices that support inspired action.


* I took this photo at sunrise in San Agustinillo, Mexico.

3 Replies to “a new beginning”

  1. I’m not an avid reader of poetry but your poem really spoke to me! It’s absolutely beautiful…I’m going to print it out and post it on my inspirational board, so I’m gently reminded of the importance of stillness and the opportunity of choice. Thank you!

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    1. I’m glad my poem spoke to you. I was not much of a poetry fan in my early years. However, at some point I started to find writing cathartic – and the economy of poetry was appealing. I think words have such incredible power – it’s fun to play with them, especially the feelings they generate. Thanks so much for sharing!


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