I would love to introduce to one of my dear friends, Edie Weinstein, who has graciously written this blog post as my guest! It is a beautiful piece of writing that goes with my theme of “a new beginning” this month!
She was also a guest on my radio show recently! Feel free to download the show here and learn even more about this dynamic and wonderful woman!
A New Beginning
“ Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”-Semisonic from the song Closing Time
Each morning, as the sun rises, we are offered a do-over. It doesn’t matter what happened the day before, in the grand scheme of things, because, unless we can affect a time warp, we can’t change anything that occurred, even a moment ago. It seems to be part of the human condition to resist that truth. Often, we fuss and fret, about all the ‘shoulda, woulda coulda’s’ …the what if’s and if onlies. It is a waste of the precious energy that could be devoted to making a positive change in attitude and then in action. As we release the old, worn out beliefs and behaviors, we leave space for the new to come pouring in, much like digging a hole in the sand so the ocean can fill it back up.
I love beginnings and have long been fascinated with borders and boundaries between time frames…then and now, here and there, all woven into one beautiful quilt of this precious moment. I enjoy the change of season, each a magical melding of earth, air, fire and water, calling us to adapt internally and externally. Change is inevitable. Everything about us morphs. The 53 year old woman who is typing these words was once a newborn. The hair that used to be down to my waist in my 20’s is now elfin shorn; so much easier to care for. The deer caught in the headlights when it came to making decisions, emotional contortionist who would bend over backward to please people, recovering co-dependent is now an assertive, confident (most of the time, except when the monkey mind inner critic kicks in) out there in the world powerhouse. Fifteen years ago…heck, fifteen months ago, I could not have envisioned the life I am immersed in now.
I am even learning to gracefully accept endings, knowing that everything and everyone in our lives is on loan to us, so I do my best to appreciate each one and as the late Warren Zevon was quoted as saying before he died, that he intended to “Enjoy every sandwich.” I am more often than not mindfully present with the people I am blessed to know. I immerse myself colorfully in each experience. As I am writing this, I am acutely aware that these words come through me as a gift to me and then to the reader and yet, I am not filtering or editing as they move from my mind to my fingers. I know that as I surrender what no longer serves, the beginning is that much sweeter. It took the death of loved ones, including my husband 13 years ago, my dad nearly 4 years ago and my mom a little more than a year ago, to bring that to my awareness where it lives and breathes and grows and heals.
Here’s to new beginnings!
Edie Weinstein (a.k.a. Bliss Mistress) is a work in progress, like everyone else on the planet; the artist of her own design and the mistress of her own bliss. She is a career journalist with 23 years experience interviewing some of the most amazing movers and shakers on the planet as well as a dynamic motivational speaker. Her first best seller is called The Bliss Mistress Guide To Transforming the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary and is available at www.amazon.com Her website is www.liveinjoy.org
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