Many sages and writers have talked about endings are also beginnings. What a lot of people don’t want to talk about is the space in-between. There are words for that space such as liminal, transitional, or transition.
endings and beginnings many times will create uncertainty
Something has ended or changed and you’re in the space of uncertainty and uncertainty doesn’t feel very good to most of us.
How do we get better being in the space of the in-between and not rushing the next steps?
Figuring out how to navigate our lives and being willing to be uncertain, it’s important to find out what works for us.
I believe learning how to express ourselves in a nondestructive way will help us to evolve to be more present and maybe even being comfortable in that awkward in-between space.
I use art and if I’m not sure what to paint I practice making brush strokes such as the Japanese calligraphy shodo or and enso. Sometimes it turns in to art and other times it’s simply practice.
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. Lao Tzu
Standing in the middle of the room – take a breath in and exhale, the new year is beginning. It seems like most of us have to be reminded to stand alignment because it’s easy to get off track and worn out. The new year is a great reminder to come back to yourself.
This is in the end of the only kind of courage that is required of us: the courage to face the strangest the most unusual, the most inexplicable experiences that can meet us. Rainer Maria Rilke
Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love. Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet