#208 – On the Cusp of New Beginnings

Thank you so much for the many wonderful replies I received in response to my announcement that I am transitioning from writing a weekly Tuesday Minute with Mary to writing on an occasional basis. It was very heartwarming to read your comments about this change and what my Tuesday Minutes have meant to you – thank you! After four years, this will be my last weekly Tuesday Minute. Starting in 2014, I will be writing An Occasional Tuesday Minute with Mary, with no predetermined schedule, just whenever the inspiration appears!

As I mentioned, I am closing this particular chapter of my work in order to see what the next chapter may be. It’s always challenging to end something, especially if it’s going well, but I am confident that there are undiscovered opportunities that will become evident once a vacuum is created. I recently came across a wonderful quote by Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido. It relates beautifully to this idea of a new beginning; and it’s a lovely thought to start out the new year.

“Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout.”

Food for Thought ~

Periodically evaluating our activities and priorities is a useful exercise to have in our repertoire. Once we have completed the evaluation process, we can then decide if there are things we may want or need to stop doing, as well as to start doing. The turning of the calendar year is an opportune time, but of course, we can do this anytime. A new beginning is a time of discovery and growth, revelation and change. Yes, it can be uncomfortable and a bit scary, but it’s also liberating and exciting.

Question for the day ~

Is there something you might wish to let go of at this time? Is there an ending that’s called for? Is there an important New Beginning that could emerge if you were to give it time and space? What fertile seeds may be in your heart, waiting to sprout?