endings, rebirth and finding a new flow
(Deep down we are all very much aware that nothing lasts for ever. Though I believe most of us pretend that this is not the case. If we truly honored the impermenance of life, would we be living the way we did? If we honored each person we love knowing they could soon walk away, would we treat them the same? What is it that makes us behave in a way that believes everything is unshakable and permenant. )
I have always found such a force within the end of the year, the beginning of a new one.
Its simply that feeling of getting another chance
A clean page to rewrite your story
Many things come to end on rythmic bases, in nature especially
the literal day always ends
the seasons they end too
the life of any being, any plant
the end of a swell
of a storm
rivers end when they join the ocean
mountains end at the top
in our lives, whilst we are living
So why do we still mourn these endings
as if they were never meant to come
do we really believe things can last
or are we simply afraid of facing them
because if we faced endings before they end
wouldnt we live more joyfully?
wouldnt we marvel at every autumn leaf
wouldnt we never miss a swim in the summer sun
never miss a kiss from our loved ones
a dance in the rain
we are simply afraid of facing that it could be the last.
As the year closes in, I want you to take a meditave seat to appreciate all the impermenant things that exist in your life. If you feel safe enough, you may even deepen this practice by imagining a world where these things no longer exist. Where you no longer exist.
Can you reflect on a recent ending ? Maybe a break up, a job loss, the loss of a friendship or the warmth of the summer sun?
How are you actively rebirthing from that loss? Maybe you are stilll nestled in a tight cocoon and can start to reflect on your rebirthing process.
Many things rebirth in nature
beautiful fungii use dead plant and animal matter to reproduce
the sun rebirths every morning
in our lives we rebirth with
a new sense of self
movement pratices that bring joy
learning to love being alone
new and healthier relationships
fulfilling new friendships
jobs that offer us a better life balance
new towns and communities that support us
if we knew all of this