Do things come to an end in life or maybe

When something that you’ve been used to or have had in your life for so long comes to an end, how you handle it makes a huge difference in how you welcome the new, but also in how you feel as the old passes by.  We’re so used to being told how much we will mourn departing from something we’re used to that we’re not really prepared to look at it with a lighter heart, maybe even a bit of an excited heart.

As long as there is life, there is movement.  This also means that even though things may seem the same, they aren’t ever exactly the same in all the details of that moment.  In small doses, we are ok with endings or better said, we’re ok with endings that don’t look like endings.  However, a complete stop, all of a sudden, of something familiar to us is not welcome at a first instance.  This is where you can test your boundaries if you wish to do so and try to approach “endings” from a different angle.

With life experiences bringing about changes, those “endings” are really the next step to your new beginnings.  However, they are also a continuation of your life even though they may look different and as if they have ended.

Another way you could approach “endings,” if you aren’t of the idea that they continue with you, is through the acceptance of the fact that as your life moves forward, some things can’t move forward with you exactly as they are.  If you are 30, you can’t expect to still be in first grade, can you?  So, you accept this notion, but don’t mourn it, since you know it is part of what comes before what’s next.  As we get older, it seems we forget this idea. Instead, if we keep it in the forefront, we expect “endings” to happen because we don’t really see them as endings at all, but just stepping stones in life.

It always comes down to perception of course.  What we choose to see and how we see life, as well as the things that happen to us.  If you want to see “endings” as endings, then that’s great too.  It’s using your endings though to strengthen your beginnings that you want to achieve as you go through life.  So if you do anything with endings in your life, celebrate their existence and the way they were able to prepare you for what comes next.

What do you think about “endings”?  How do you see them in your life?

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Inner Growth Word of The Day 60 – Self-completion

March 1

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Self-completion

 

No dictionary definition: If we take a look at the definitions of self and completion, we find that self means: a person’s essential being that distinguishes them from others, especially considered as the object of introspection or reflexive action. And completion means: the action or process of finishing something.  Put the two together and we’re talking about the action or process of finishing your essential being.

 

Self-completion in a sentence: Self-completion is a journey that can last a life time.

 

Self-completion in action: As we live life each day we work towards self-completion through the exploration of ourselves, our actions, thoughts, feelings, and do our best to reach a place where we truly know who we are and why (for us, not for others).

 

Self-completion and inner growth:  Even though one could think that self-completion and inner growth are one and the same, they are not necessarily. You can arrive at self-completion in knowing all about yourself and what makes you tick, but continue pursuing inner growth by going deep into the different parts of you and exploring the ins and outs of them.

 

Self-completion and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: Do I ever think about self-completion? Do I think I’ve arrived at self-completion?  What does self-completion mean to me?  How has the pursuit of self-completion affected my life?  How have I pursued self-completion?  Do I talk to others about self-completion?  Do I know of others who are on a similar self-completion journey as mine?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with self-completion at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. With the words you listed, now make a second list with all the components of you that you find are a part of your self-completion journey.  Next, pick one of the words from each list and write a story that allows them to play out in 24 hours.  What’s the story about and how does it end?

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about self-completion and allow the ideas that come to mind flow, trying to notice if there’s also a pattern in how you’re feeling about self-completion in each instance. Whatever stands out, make a note of and come back to explore.

 

Your turn – Share your self-completion sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂