23 Mar stopping and starting
Each evening the sun goes down. The world around us seems to come to an end of sorts. And with the the dawn, the new day begins; full of possibility, time, opportunity, light. And so it goes, mere hours later…the rhythm of time. Of days passing. Of things coming and going. Of staring and stopping.
It’s almost as if each day is a mini lifetime and we experience both the mundane and the magnificent. I realize, the more opportunities that come, the more change, expansion, growth I see and feel, the more things are really just the same as they’ve always been. The sun rises and then it sets. Dreams are dreamed, magic happens, sparks fly and then when it ends (either through completion or fruition or otherwise) they just start again. Every project, opportunity, experience begins and then ends again and it just keeps going on just like that.
I have realized that this rhythm is reality. And it’s not only OK, acceptable, normal; it’s neccessary. All things started must be stopped. Play then pause. Rally then rest. We need the break. And the best part is that by stopping we are trusting that there will be starting again. It’s the way of the world. It’s been going on now for how long? Forever? Something like that anyway.
Beginning each day with hope, enthusiasm and a good outlook is easy for me. My challenge is going to be ending each day with the same feeling. How better to honor the beginning than to celebrate it’s ending? Even for something as everyday as every day, it’s one way to hold a perspective that maintains the most fundamental rhythm of life.
Do you allow for the starts and stops of your own life? How do you allow and honor each end?