We humans are funny. We fear beginnings and endings without realizing that we experience them daily and that they are the same thing.
We tend to view beginnings and endings as being exclusive from each other. But they aren’t. You can’t have a beginning without an ending and vice-a-versa. Just doesn’t happen. Here is an example; you start a new job. What is ending is either an old job or unemployment. They are tied together. When we suffer the loss of a loved one there is the ending of their time here and the beginning of our lives without them. The sorrow we feel is tied to our life going on without them. We will miss them horribly and that is natural. We fear the unknown. How are we going to go on without them? What will our life be like? This is so natural and we have forgotten that. We love the status quo and even better a life filled with only joy.
The challenge in life is remembering that there has to be a balance. Without sorrow how would we recognize bliss? Without endings how would we have beginnings? Life is circle that goes on after we leave. We don’t know what is after, but I believe there is something. This isn’t it. Holding on to the fear of the unknown is how we shut out growth. There will be growth either way, but we have the choice of walking with it or being dragged like a two-year old having a historic melt down because they don’t want to leave the toy store.
Today take stock of your beginnings and endings. Mourn the endings you need too, give thanks for the growth and beginnings they provided. Allow yourself that grace, because only you can.
Peace and blessings.