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New Beginnings: How to Start Afresh

There are times in your life when a crisis leaves you uncertain about what path to follow. Times of crisis or change force you on a journey of healing, self-discovery and enlightenment. At these moments, the choices you make will determine not only your future life but your future character
Each positive choice makes it easier for you to create experiences that serve you well. As you embrace openness rather than feeling trapped, you will find your life evolve in line with your deepest hopes and aspirations.

Here are a few suggestions to get you going on your journey.

“The most sacred place dwells within our heart, where dreams are born and secrets sleep, a mystical refuge of darkness and light, fear and conquest, adventure and discovery, challenge and transformation. Our heart speaks for our soul every moment while we are alive. Listen... as the whispering beat repeats: Be...gin, be...gin, be...gin. It’s really that simple. Just begin... again.” - Royce Addington

ACCEPTANCE
When you fully acknowledge and accept where you are right now, it is so much easier to let go of the baggage of the past. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. We might not know why, but accepting that it happens for you rather than to you, allows you to move forward gracefully. Life is simple. For everything you lose, you gain something else and vice versa. You don’t have to like it – it’s just the way things are. The choice to either regret or rejoice this law of the universe is yours.

EMBRACE CHANGE
Don’t be afraid of something new, change can be refreshing. Keep a positive frame of mind and allow the unknown to take you to new levels and surprising areas in your life. Remember, growth is impossible without change. By transforming every part of your life, you will empower yourself.

LESSONS LEARNED
Our hardships, mistakes or failures are valuable lessons as they open up opportunities for improvement. Never regret anything that has happened in your life. It cannot be changed, undone or forgotten so take it as a lesson learned and move on.

LET GO OF FEAR
Mentioned in my previous newsletter, we all have deep-rooted fears that hold us back from achieving all we want in life. With every choice, you have a chance to start on a new page. By letting go of these fears, you open yourself up to endless possibilities with fulfilling and positive results.

SHIFT YOUR FOCUS
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so long and so regretfully upon the door that closed, that we do not see the one which has opened for us. Change your focus to your future. Choose a path, be positive, establish priorities, create realistic goals and remain focused. Direct your valuable time and energy towards the things that are important. Whatever you focus on, grows. A new beginning could be in fact just as a result of a focus change. Focus on what matters.
“Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.”
– Dr. Dale Turner

BABY STEPS
Every journey begins with one step at a time. I once read somewhere that every person who is at the top of the mountain did not fall there from the sky. They had to be willing to climb to the top to enjoy the view.
Great things come to those who are willing to put in the effort and hard work. You need to maintain action to reap the rewards. Remember, it’s okay to fall off the wagon every now and again. Get up, dust yourself off and get right back on. Remember at these times of minor setbacks, you are so much further away from where you were and so much closer to where you want to be.

LAUGH MORE OFTEN
Even during your most difficult times, you can find reasons to laugh. Too much stress and seriousness will weigh you down. Fun and laughter helps you relax and recharge. Humour lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert. After all, laughter is the best medicine.
“Don’t look further for answers: Be the solution. You were born with everything you need to know. Make a promise to stop getting in the way of the blessing that you are. Take a deep breath, remember to have fun, and begin.”
– Jonathan H Ellerby

No matter what your circumstances are, you can be the person you were meant to be, and live the life you’ve always wanted. By having faith and always trying, even just a little every day, you will live your life with passion and purpose. Relax and enjoy it.

Live your authentic life!
Deviya: 082 317 7585

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