a new beginning

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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.

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3 Replies to “a new beginning”

    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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