Blessing #6: Meditation on Beginnings

"Beginnings often frighten us because they seem like lonely voyages into the unknown.  Yet, in truth, no beginning is empty or isolated.  We seem to think that beginning is setting out from a lonely point along some line of direction into the unknown.  This is not the case.  Shelter and energy come alive when a beginning is embraces.  A beginning is ultimately an invitation to open toward the gifts and growth that are stored up for us.  To refuse to begin can be an act of great self-neglect.

When the heart is ready for a fresh beginning, unforeseen things can emerge.  And in a sense, this is exactly what a beginning does.  It is an opening for surprises.  Surrounding the intention and the act of beginning, there are always exciting possibilities.  Beginnings are new horizons that want to be seen; they are not regressions or repetitions.  Somehow they win clearance and become fiercely free of the grip of the past.  What is this new horizon in you that wants to be seen?"