Light Willing To Begin
If you think about it we all have a little beginner in us.
At the beginning we ask ourselves many questions...
Where do I begin?
Why am I here?
How do I start?
Who will I meet?
What will I learn?
The idea of being a beginner has surrounded me all week, starting with my attendance at my son’s sixth grade orientation to prepping my first year foundations course that I’m teaching this semester.
Beginning something new can be exciting and frightening. We experience many beginnings throughout all stages of life.We may be frightened at first to begin something new. Because taking the first step seems like a huge obstacle.
Sometimes we are the newcomer or we are simply learning the fundamentals in a new role. It can seem overwhelming until we have time to reflect. We need to give ourselves permission to get excited about how far we’ve come and see a past beginning as an exciting blessing. No matter if it happened 30 seconds ago, 30 minutes ago, 30 days ago, 30 weeks ago or 30 months ago.
We must be willing to be a beginner every day. We must say, I’m a light willing to begin.
I will begin.
I will be present.
I will start.
I will meet new people.
I will learn.
I wish for each of us another beginning, embrace the day as a light willing to begin.
“May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being, may you walk gently through the world and know it's beauty all the days of your life.”