“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending” -Carl Bard
A few years ago I decided it was a good idea to shed what was no longer serving my higher purpose. One of the things I “shed” was my reliance on alcohol. I’d seen my brother live without alcohol but really did not have many other examples of sobriety in my life. While he is the strongest man I knew (and still is), I foolishly felt that if he could do it, so could I!
Just as a new posture on the mat takes time to develop, so did my “new” life. I began living a more health-full lifestyle. I continued to “shed” and found there were a few other things that needed to be released for my life to feel truly balanced. I found myself in a more peaceful place. This new life journey began and was FULL of goodness.
So, I offered myself a celebratory glass of wine!!
Then in September 2015 the moment came again of realizing that I needed to start again. I needed a do-over. In December 2016 I found myself to be a very “dry drunk” and knew more, MUCH more, needed to happen. I needed ANOTHER do-over!
I started from the very unfortunate position I was in and found a 12 Step Program.
With new tools in hand and a wonderful new studio nearby (Humble Haven Yoga) I began practicing with my “do over” self and a new appreciation for just how simple and yet, how difficult it can be to create a “new ending”.
WE ALL HAVE A PLACE FROM WHICH TO START. THE BEAUTIFUL THING ABOUT THIS LOVELY LIFE IS THAT WE ALL HAVE AN ENDING WE CAN CHOOSE EVEN IF WE HAVE TO DO IT OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER….