When the heart is ready for a fresh beginning, unforeseen things can emerge. And in a sense, this is exactly what a beginning does. It is an opening for surprises. Surrounding the intention and the act of beginning, there are always exciting possibilities. Such beginnings have their own mind, and they invite and unveil new gifts and arrivals in one’s life. Beginnings are new horizons that want to be seen; they are not regressions or repetitions. Somehow they win clearance and become fiercely free of the grip of the past. What is the new horizon in you that wants to be seen?
The late Irish poet and teacher John O’Donohue, in To Bless the Space Between Us.
Thanks for the introduction to John O’Donohue.
I like this quote of his too:
“May I have the courage today to live the life I would love …to postpone my dream no longer. But do at last what I came here for and waste my heart on fear no more.”
Chris Wilcox says
He’s a really interesting person to hear speak as well. I first encountered him here: http://onbeing.org/programs/john-odonohue-the-inner-landscape-of-beauty/