It is only after I started writing this that I realised I’m talking about starting over at the beginning of a new year.

I don’t really do New Year’s Resolutions, if you need to start something new, why wait?

I’m starting over again with Grace – again. Sometimes things get a bit stuck and we feel like the only way to get back in the flow is to start again, to go back to the beginning.

This can feel like we’re forever going backwards and never moving forwards. But the truth is we never go back to where we were before – we can’t, because we’ve moved on, we’ve changed, we’ve had new experiences, we can’t go back, we can only start afresh with a new perspective from where we already are.

The feeling of needing to go back comes from the realisation that we didn’t attend to something that needed attending to.

We can’t go back to where we were before; we can only attend to it from where we are right now.

We might be repeating actions that we’ve done before, but they will be viewed from a different perspective, and we will therefore do them differently and when we move forward it will be on a slightly different route, even if our destination hasn’t changed.

So when you feel like you’re going back to the beginning – again, remember you’re not, because you can’t.

When we come back again and again to the present moment we remember there is no before or after, there is only now.

2 Replies to “Starting Again – Again”

  1. Beautiful … this is me and my horse … sometimes I think I should get another but I can’t imagine my life without him and I can’t afford a second so we will do what we are able to do and enjoy it. Have been together 17 years and will be until he passes.

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