New Beginnings

All of us know about new beginnings. We’ve gone through them over and over, life long. We may resist them, especially if the decision to begin afresh has been made by someone else, like a boss. We may resist the changes that inevitably are part of new beginnings. Or – we might take a different stance.

New beginnings always bring new possibilities, especially the potential to create a little more of what we want in our lives. New beginnings invite new attitudes, new ways of sculpting the daily round of actions. And especially, new beginnings remind us that we don’t know for sure what’s coming next or how things will turn out. If we choose, this is a recipe for adventure.

I’m standing at the threshold of a large new beginning, so it’s not surprising that I’m thinking about them again. And it feels as if all of the above show up at different moments.

This new beginning feels different. In the last year, healing has happened—healing of old, childhood wounds. Corrections of childhood decisions have been made, not without effort, but fully now.

So now I ask a new question about my days, my choices: does this befriend my own soul? Does it befriend any other soul? The world Soul? Sometimes the answer is clear. When I went through and released a lot of leftover anxiety, I knew that was a process that befriended my soul, setting it free into deeper possibility. Sometimes the answers are not so clear, as in business-oriented decisions.

In this on-going blog, you will find more reflections about what befriends, nourishes, grows our soul, individually and collectively. I hope you will be fascinated by such a journey, because everything I know to share is offered to you, for the befriending of your own soul.

May we expand and deepen together!

2 replies
  1. Sue Overkamp
    Sue Overkamp says:

    Just in time, dear friend of my soul, as you so often are. A pretty big new beginning for me this month with plenty of business decisions that feel like soul decisions. Thanks for the encouragement to keep on befriending my soul, Bo3b’s soul, the souls of my patients. Because of the way this is happening, I feel confident that this has God’s fingerprints all over it! That means that even when I don’t look ready to myself, as moments arise I will be ready for them. Thanks for all your love and support over the years. You have been so very and profoundly influential in my growth, dear soul’s friend! I hope we can talk soon. I’ll be recommending this site far and wide!

  2. Deb
    Deb says:

    I love the question “does this activity I am undertaking befriend my soul?” You are off to a great start in your new beginning! What a great adventure!

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