Thursday, March 4, 2010

★1 始まり

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."
~Seneca (Roman philosopher)

Every once in a while it's time for us to hit the reset button. To sit back; let it all go. We've already assessed the past, that road that's led us here. We see, we learn, we appreciate, and we move on.

Step by step by step.
One foot in front of the other.
Right foot. Left foot. Right foot. Left foot.

And sometimes we go in circles. Sometimes we get distracted. Then there are the times we're lost, or tired, or afraid to go anywhere. We need to sit and stop occasionally; get some well needed rest. There can be rainy days and snow too; winds that threaten to knock us over and heat that burns through to our bones. All of this and more. And sometimes it's too much! Until we can't see the forest for the trees anymore! Then there's no way out. We feel all boxed in. Where to go?! So we sink to the ground, afraid even, to look around.

We don't like falling. None of us do. But sometimes, believe it or not, it's the best thing that can happen to you. Without down there's no up. Things have to break or they won't get fixed. When everything around you shatters, then that's your chance to put all the pieces back together into something even better!

So, get up. Re-start. Reset on that journey.

As long as there's a path in front of you and breath in your lungs you're not done yet.

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