A New Hello

8rebirth_istock“If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello. “ – Paul Cohelo

The beginning.  It seems daunting, overwhelming, and heavy at times, right?  Sometimes the destination seems so far away, you’re paralyzed at the starting line.  Where do you start, where do you even begin?  The answer is, “you begin right here, right now.”  You say yes and it begins.  It’s really that simple.

On the other hand, the not so simple part is all the stuff we must go through in preparation to step up to the starting line.  I’ve coached enough women to know this is true for everyone, regardless of their background, education, finances, health, family situation and their big, audacious goal.  It’s in the goodbye that we struggle with, not the hello.

It’s the past stories, wounds, old identities, relationships and dreams that keep us stuck in the muck.  Oh does it ever.  There is power in letting go of worn out scripts.  Yet even more power in cutting loose relationships that don’t serve us well – people and jobs.  Super Wonder Twin powers in surrendering old dreams to yesterday and more importantly, we are okay in saying goodbye.

The truth is letting go, forgiveness and saying goodbye boils down to one word, peace.  Well, three words, being at peace.  Those past stories and hurts provide valuable life lessons.  The people and jobs that came into our lives were for a reason, good, bad or indifferent.  Learn from them; take copious notes on what to do, what not to do, what you liked and what you didn’t.  Add the notes to your toolbox of life and give yourself permission to move forward!  I’m being brutally honest here, you will not be able to manifest your dreams until you let go – mentally, physically and spiritually.

Back to the beginning.

There is a line in The Wizard of Oz that says it best. “It’s always best to start at the beginning, “solid advice from Glenda the Good Witch who was giving Dorothy directions to Oz.  It’s almost as if Glenda was saying, “Will you please just begin already girlfriend?”

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