The First Page

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“Realize that if a door closed, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you.”
Mandy Hale
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New beginnings have the power to firmly put the past behind you. It could be anything from taking your baby to university (or kindergarten) to moving to a new city, surviving a divorce, making a big career change or losing someone.

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Many of us find it difficult to move on because of an inability to let go of the way we have always done things . We attempt to cling on to old habits, patterns and relationships, not realising that it is draining our energy and blocking us from receiving the opportunities that await us in the future.

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Even when change is good, our personal definition of ‘normal‘ undergoes a dramatic overhaul. But because of it, we have the opportunity to move forward and write a new chapter with intention.

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Try to let go of any grudges, bitterness and pain and re-frame your experience as a time of learning. Remember that whatever you are leaving behind is no longer going to be present in your physical reality and you can only relive within the internal world of your memories. Letting go of the past will lighten your emotional baggage and allow you to travel light in the following chapters of your life.

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Every single experience that we have happens for a reason and is all part of life’s plan for our personal evolution. Look to see the deeper meaning and lessons from all our experiences, both good and bad, and not let it go to waste. Some of the questions that you can ask yourself are – ‘what did I learn by going through this phase in my life’? ‘How did it change me as a person’? ‘Which accomplishments am I proud of’? ‘What are some things that I can change or do better next time’?

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Like a snake that sheds its old skin, you too can shed the old layers of a past life in preparation for new growth and success to become a part of the new you.

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“No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!”
C. JoyBell C.


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