Not everyone is brave enough to start again when the opportunity presents itself to them. But I know you can be brave enough and decide to start again to create a better life; although most of the time is not about starting again externally but about changing your perception internally.
Starting again does not mean that you have to start your life all over again, although sometimes it might be necessary. But in most cases there’s no need to change what’s going on out in your life at this moment, but to change what’s going on inside yourself.
Changing your inner self
Changing your inner self is about changing your perspective; your point of view; your vantage point. For instance, imagine you are at a movie theater. Imagine you’re seated in the chairs right in front of the theater very close to the screen. If you’ve done this before, you might’ve noticed that being in that spot you’re only able to see a small section of the entire screen. This causes you to miss so many details that are in the entire frame of the movie.
Getting a new perspective to see life different is like picking a new seat from where to watch the movie. If you seat in the middle or close to the back of the movie theater, you’ll be able to see different things than what you were watching before. You are in the same theater, watching the same movie but you're now watching from a different perspective. Now you can understand the story better.
The same is with life. You are in the same life, but you'll see it differently; you'll see the big picture of your life and you'll understand the little details of everything that is happening in it.
Drop your emotional baggage
Seating too close to the screen is similar to when you’re too close to every detail that’s happening in your life that you miss the big picture. You might think that losing that job, getting divorced, or getting sick was the worst thing that ever happened to you, but if you back away a bit and change your perspective you’d realize that, like in many cases, going through those experiences were the best things that could ever happened to you; otherwise you would’ve not grown and evolved and gotten closer to the best version of you.
Many times we want so bad a change in our lives; we want a new beginning, a new something, but somehow we end up sabotaging ourselves and not being able to move forward because there is emotional baggage that’s holding us back and needs to be released.
There are many ways to release your emotional baggage. What matters is that you’re willing to let go of those emotional hurts and traumas of the past so you can then move forward in your life. I urge you to pay attention to when the opportunity to heal emotionally comes to you, you be brave enough to go ahead and release your emotional baggage. You won’t believe how different you’ll feel and how you'll see life once you do it.
It’s only about you
When you start again after you’ve released your emotional baggage the new start is more powerful. The emotional and hurtful memories of the past are no longer occupying your mind. This frees up your mind to bring you more positive and empowering thoughts.
Your attitude also changes and becomes lighter and more positive which makes you see many positive possibilities and opportunities for you and for those around you. But keep in mind that your new attitude and perception has nothing to do with what others are doing or not doing. Everyone is where they should be and you should only focus on your own change.
Your perception comes from inside yourself and once you change that part inside yourself, your perception of what’s going on outside of you will change and will not depend on what others are or are not doing or thinking or saying. It’s all about you being in control of you.
For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” ― Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay
Starting again is not about escaping your current life, it’s about repositioning yourself in it, and emotional healing can help you with that. So be brave and start again any time not just at the beginning of the year, or the month or on Monday. Be brave and begin now. You can do it.
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