In order for something new to begin, something old must end. Times of transition and change call constantly for endings. One day ends and another begins. The sun sets and the moon rises. The ocean ebbs and flows. There is a constant coming and going, in nature as in the lives of all living beings. Just as the urge for ending arises so does the urge to begin anew arise simultaneously. Practice endings and beginnings with awareness, noting your reactions. Are they positive? Are you looking forward to change? Or is it difficult for you? With awareness of the necessity for change, begin to see endings as the first step in a new beginning and to appreciate the cycles of life as they naturally occur for the greater good of yourself, and the greater good of all. Something new is always just about to begin.
Turn over a new leaf each morning. Promise the self to be fully present, to hold onto integrity, honesty and truth and to live each moment to the fullest, unafraid, unhampered by judgment and deceit. Let the self experience life to its fullest so that the fullness of the self may be expressed. In this manner a life is well lived.
Do a clean sweep of your inner house, removing any unwanted or undesirable occupants so that your inner house is your own once again. Start over fresh with new thoughts and ideas. Even what you bring in from outside should be new and different if you really want to change things for the better. Times of change call for drastic measures. If you are to measure up, what needs drastic change in your own life, within and without? Don’t be afraid of new starts or sweeping change. It’s what is often needed to get life moving again in a new and positive direction. Is it time to clean house?