You must become a beginner.*
(Rainer Maria Rilke)
Beginning precedes us, creates us, and constantly takes us to new levels and places and people.**
Stale? Stuck? Failed? Bored? Arrived? Wronged? Discarded? Disregarded? Unemployed?
You’re made for beginning again:
Perhaps the art of harvesting the secret riches of our lives is best achieved when we place profound trust in the act of beginning. Risk might be our greatest ally. To live a truly creative life, we always need to cast a critical look at where we presently are, attempting always to discern where we have become stagnant and where new beginning might be opening.**
Beginning is the destination of the ever-curious, the always-exploring, the never-ending.
*Rainer Maria Rilke, quoted in Tom Vanderbilt’s Beginners;
**From John O’Donohue’s Benedictus.