I go into the kitchen and see my clean pots and pans hanging over the stove in their line.
They reflect all the meals I’ve cooked—some great, some less than great. The dish rack is the supreme example of ‘Begin again.’ How many times during the day do I find myself emptying this metal enclosure only to fill and empty it again as I move through the day?
Repeat performances abound in our daily dance.
Cooking and cleaning up is a thrice-daily occurrence. Teeth brushing and flossing twice a day no matter the weather. We are an ever-changing series of events and repeated efforts. Our minds would love to pin us down and create a constructed self.
Our soul has another view.
If you get into that place where you begin to pick on yourself for some action or way you behaved, and you decide that you never learn, and can never get it right, try instead to fall into your daily routines with a refreshed view of having another chance — another opportunity for a more expansive and relaxed view of yourself.
Goodness knows we have countless opportunities to practice ‘begin again’ in our daily dance.
Got to go now. I think the floor needs sweeping…again!
“Start All Over Again” by Dave Koz
Take a step back, turn around
Look at the world that you’ve let down
My, my, such a disgrace
The damage is done you can’t replace it
These are the things your mind will tell you
These are the things your heart will say
These are the thoughts that leave you hopeless
These are the times you say
There is no way, no way, no way
But as long as you are breathing you can start all over again
If your heart’s beating you can start all over again
Goodbye Sorrow, you can start all over again
Hello Tomorrow. You can start all over.
[excerpt from Arjuna’s book]