Sometimes in life, we do not always have the right “tools” to make the best decisions. And sometimes, those choices set the trajectory for our lives for many years to come. Then one day, you become “woke” through a set of circumstances, whether through the death of a loved one, a life-threatening, progressive disease, or you’re just sick of getting kicked around by life. Either way, at some point, you wanted and NEEDED a change. Of course, a change for the better, but still, that change is frightening.
Some people find, at this time, that they would like to go back to school to earn their high school diploma/GED, go back to college, start a family, etc. The list can go on ad Infinitum when we begin fresh.
For some time, we might think it is better to stay in the horrible “mess” than to try to dig our way out. Well, at least that’s where I found myself somewhere in my mid-forties, wanting and NEEDING a change.
I was frightened, but this time around, I had a fellowship of people who had done the same thing with their lives well before I made the decision to do so. And those people would help me find my “new beginning” in life. First, they showed me how their lives had changed and how they did it. I was all ears!
Here are some of the benefits they talked about:
- Feelings of true freedom and a new happiness
- Gaining a deeper perspective and acceptance of self
- Renewed purpose or direction in life
- Acceptance of self and others
- Selflessness (not to think less of myself but to think of myself less)
- Hope and faith
- Less fear and financial worry
- Reprieve from past actions and decisions
- Peace of mind and a feeling of self-worth
- Tools to live the new way of life
- Serenity and peace
These were just a few of the countless benefits that my friends had found through creating change and a new beginning in their lives. They all reminded me to take it one step at a time and not beat myself over mistakes because I was going to make many. As I started to take baby steps, I felt the fear start to melt away, and I began to feel excited about my unknown future.
Our circumstances do not matter; we all have the chance to create something extraordinary from within ourselves. A “new beginning” can be a difficult journey, but it is one that is ultimately incredibly rewarding and life-changing.
What is the meaning of new beginning in life?
A new beginning means choosing acceptance over judgment and ultimately forgiving yourself. It is getting in touch with the possibilities that come with life changes, learning from past mistakes, and using those teachings to create a brighter future. It is rising above pain, doubt, and struggle, keeping your head up as you walk through any trial that comes your way because you now have faith that there is something good on the other side. A new beginning invites growth, hope, positivity, and motivation.
A new beginning in life is an opportunity to reset and focus on making the future better than the past. It’s important to remember that acceptance and forgiveness are key steps in allowing yourself to make a fresh start – only then can you learn from your mistakes and use them to propel yourself toward greater personal success.
New beginnings aren’t just a fleeting thought but an active choice that puts you more in control of living the life of your dreams. This is where the rubber meets the road, so to speak. My friends told me I could talk, read or meditate all day long, but nothing changes if I don’t get into ACTION.
To reiterate that thought, a friend told me a riddle that went like this…
“Three frogs were sitting on a log. One made a decision to jump off. How many frogs were left?” Naturally, I answered, “two.” He said, “Wrong. There are still three frogs on the log. The one only made a decision. He never took the action to jump,”. What??? Ok, then, what do I need to do?
Spiritual meaning of new beginnings
For me, I was able to relate spiritually to the story of the lotus flower and new beginnings. No matter how deep the muck and mire of life are, a beautiful lotus flower can still rise above it. Even when everything seems dark and uncertain, a new beginning is still possible. This was my reminder to look for hope in situations and remain open to possibilities that could come from this fresh start.
To begin anew, one should first recognize the part of their spiritual journey that led them to this point. Then, with gratitude, try to come to terms with how moments in their past have influenced who they are today and how it is manifesting in their future. From there, use self-reflection as a tool to better understand your most authentic spiritual identity and strive forward with the intention of creating positive change.
As stated by Lao Tzu, “Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.” Herein lies the spiritual success of creating new beginnings – combining strength and peace to live an authentic life with purposeful direction.
Additionally, viewing new chapters as opportunities for spiritual growth rather than transitions to “overcome” or “endure” can help ease the pain of change to create powerful connections in our lives. I have a terrible time with change, so this takes constant practice and awareness on my part, or else I wind up in a big mess of self-pity and doubt.
The lotus flower provides an excellent metaphor for newfound spiritual insight – roots in mud and darkness, sticking to what makes them secure, but rising up to bloom anew. I even got a lotus flower tattoo within music symbols as a reminder to not stay stuck, keep singing and rise up.
When we embark on something new, we must remember that growth requires us to let go of what keeps us stuck and instead focus on how rising from disappointment or desolation can bring new spiritual understanding or enlightenment. Acknowledging our own personal spiritual awakening with grace and thankfulness is the true gift of each new beginning.
This all sounds wonderful and logical, but how can I do this? I have tried it before, and it didn’t work! Yes, it is much easier to talk about than to actually do, that is for sure.
What I learned was that I didn’t have to go on this journey alone. I could reach out to these people who were happy and willing to share their experience, strength, and hope with me and countless others. All I had to do was ask. Ask for help, and it will be provided. And guess what? They didn’t lie; they were there waiting to help me along my way!
What are the benefits of new beginnings?
In conclusion, new beginnings are beneficial not only in practical terms but also in spiritual growth. Starting over can be a daunting challenge and an exciting journey at the same time: it’s a chance to wipe the slate clean and start fresh, filled with potential and hopes for the future.
Opportunities abound in life and open our eyes to what truly matters: connection with others, being present, and capturing moments. I truly believe this in my heart of hearts. I have a plaque on my wall that says, “The important things in life; arnt things.”
Recently began a new journey in my life because my ex-spouse only cared about “things,” and my inner spirit just could not go one more day living like that. It has been an excruciating experience, but I am so much better off for it on the other side. Maybe next time, I won’t wait twenty-nine years to make a needed change for the better!
Making mistakes can sometimes be beautiful; it’s all part of the journey, even if we don’t realize it at the moment. Of course, where there is a start, there must be an end, but with each ending comes another precious new beginning to revel in. Which ultimately leads us to change and grow once again towards another new beginning.
Here’s to a peaceful, easy ‘kinda’ day – good luck on your journey!