“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.” ~ John O’Donohue
Typically, there is no commentary on Quote Tuesday, but I thought this a perfect time to relax that rule.
As of late, beginnings are largely on my mind. I mean, who can blame me as 2013 is ending and we are beginning a new year — a clean slate. As human beings, we long for community, love and happiness, but instead of pursuing those, many of us spend an inordinate amount of time dwelling in the past, on our past hurts, missteps and poor judgments. Tonight at 11;59 P.M., we have the chance to let go of the past, once and for all, and as we close that door, another door full of promise is there for the taking. 12:00 A.M. ushers in a new beginning, an opportunity, if you will, to surrender to the endless possibilities that come with the new year. As always, the choice is yours and yours alone to make. Why not begin the year with self-compassion instead of self-neglect? You, as much as anyone, deserve the love and happiness that you long for, and 2014 may be your ticket to the life that God/Source/Universe, or what have you, intends you to live and enjoy. Go on, open that door to a happy new year!
Warmest hugs and abundant blessings, Lydia
P.S. Have you ever pondered the meaning of a red door? Well, you’ve come to the right place. For answers to your questions and to learn the significance of a red door, check out this blog post.