“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” – A. C. Benson
It’s easy to look back on our younger self and feel some regret and disappointment. We might think, “If only I knew then what I know now.” “I could have done so much more, I could have been better. I could have loved and learned so much more!” Or, what if we live from today and drop the past patterns, habits, and beliefs that stifle us. Maybe we weren’t ready then, but we can be ready now. What if right now is a turning point? The point in time where you awaken your deep passion, the time you start doing what you’re meant to do. This could be the moment you remember for the rest of your life. The moment where you had that insight about what is possible and what you are really capable of. It’s time to evolve a new identity to replace your old one. It’s time to author a new story.
What it is time to let go of in my life right now? What is waiting to make its entrance into my life?
Try this mental exercise:
Imagine a photograph of you 100 years from now. What is the story you want your grandchildren to tell about you?
“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” – Aldous Huxley
Use your response to these questions as a catalyst to move toward a new experience of life. A new beginning takes time so be patient. It includes both an internal and external journey. We are reaching for something new while learning to let go of the old. It is an ending that makes a new beginning possible. Are you ready?
“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy. For what we leave behind us is part of ourselves. We must die to one life before we enter another.” – Anatole France