What comes to mind when you reflect on the phrase, “new beginnings?”
When I contemplate the meaning of these words it brings up a feeling of freshness in my mind. It feels a lot like opening up a big set of windows and allowing the breeze in. New ideas, fresh ways of thinking and a clearer perspective on life are all free to flow through. The prospect of renewing my wonder and zeal for life creates a feeling of inner resolution.
In a lot of ways, fall can feel like New Year’s, particularly for those who are commencing a new semester at school or returning from a lengthy summer vacation to their job. It is therefore a great time to check in with our intentions and resolutions.
Have we lost the connection with what matters most for us in life? Did our sense of direction wane at any point during the year and what can we do to plug back in to the circuitry of innovation, imagination and continual regeneration even throughout the idleness of winter, which is just around the corner?