Beginnings are apt to be shadowy. —Rachel Carson—
When we embark on a new career, open an unfamiliar door, begin a loving relationship, we can seldom see nor can we even anticipate where
the experience may take us. At best we can see only what this day brings. We can trust with certainty that we will be safely led through the “shadows.”
To make gains in this life we must venture forth to new places, contact new people, chance new experiences. Even though we may be fearful of
the new, we must go forward. It’s comforting to remember that we never take any step alone. It is our destiny to experience many new beginnings. And a dimension of the growth process is to develop trust that each of these experiences will in time comfort us and offer us the knowledge our inner self awaits. Without the new beginnings we are unable to fulfill the purpose for which we’ve been created.
No new beginning is more than we can handle. Every new beginning is needed by our developing selves, and we are ready for whatever comes.
I will look to my new beginnings gladly. They are special to the growth I am now ready for.