So I close my eyes to old ends and open my heart to new beginnings.
Dear past, thank you for the lessons. Dear future, I am ready.
Don’t be afraid to start over. It’s a chance to build something better this time.
Forget the past and what lies behind you. This is your chance to begin again.
Allow yourself to hope and believe again. Don’t allow the memories from the past to spoil the present, or rob you of a future.
Tonight go to sleep as though your whole past has been dropped. Die to the past. And in the morning wake up as a new man in a new morning.
Breathe. You’re going to be okay. Breathe and remember that you’ve been in this place before. You’ve been this uncomfortable and anxious and scared, and you’ve survived. Breathe and know that you can survive this too. These feelings can’t break you. They’re painful and debilitating, but you can sit with them and eventually, they will pass. Maybe not immediately, but sometime soon, they are going to fade and when they do, you’ll look back at this moment and laugh for having doubted your resilience. I know it feels unbearable right now, but keep breathing, again and again. This will pass. I promise it will pass.
There comes a point when it all becomes too much. When we feel too tired to fight anymore. But that is when the real work begins. Finding hope when you feel there is none. But please don’t give up. Hold on to hope.