Oh, friends, this life isn’t always easy, is it?
Here we are doing the best we can,
and then someone comes along and tells us to use less plastic.
Or to be a better mother.
Or ____ .
Maybe it’s ourselves doing the commanding, or maybe it comes from outside.
Maybe it’s an unwelcome burden.
Maybe it’s an opening and an opportunity.
Sometimes it’s both.
Either way, maybe this can help:
Beginning Anew means expressing our regret for mistakes we have made in the past coupled with a deep and transforming energy to act differently from now on. Because we know that we can act differently, we do not need to feel guilt.
The principle meaning of the practice of Beginning Anew is to bathe in the water of compassion.
–Thich Nhat Hanh Touching the Earth
May you –and I and we–know compassion for ourselves as we discover our capacity for Beginning Anew.
Again and again and again.
10 Replies to “Beginning Anew”
Love it. So true.
Thich Nhat Hanh certainly is a healer, thank you for sharing this kind wisdom and love.
yes. it does help. thanks.
thank you. really. because it is again and again. and each time we begin again, we can forgive ourselves and encourage ourselves on for being willing to retry.
This is awesome. As in, I might want it tattoed to my forehead awesome. Thank you for sharing!
Thank you for sharing this wisdom from Thich Nhat Hanh and your blessing!
I loved this! Thanks for the reminder that IT”S OKAY to start anew…again and again.
starting anew is the only way
to take the bits you wish could be
or had been different
and re form them
thank you for sharing these beautiful thoughts!