New day, new page, new book
Because every day is a new beginning.
For months now, every morning, I open my travel notebook and write down thoughts that I find floating around in my head.
Sometimes I wake up more energized, sometimes I get out of bed feeling simply unmotivated... yet there is one thought that I always keep in mind and transcribe on my reflection pages every single morning: every day, just as the sun rises, is a new beginning.
A new page
How often, come to think of it, do we wake up and are immediately assailed by hundreds of thoughts?
This only weighs down our minds and makes us lose motivation from the very first minutes of the day.
What helps me to clean my thoughts each day is to turn the pages of my notebook and erase all that ink I have used on previous pages by simply turning the page.
A blank page
All my eyes see, then, is now a big, new, completely white page.
That is my daily “reset” button. My notebook tells me that I don't need to worry about anything, absolutely nothing; because a new day is starting and that means one thing: a new beginning.
Here and now is all that matters
That white, candid page that awaits me every morning reminds me that everything that happened yesterday or in any past is, indeed, past... and I don't need to worry about it anymore.
That white, candid page reminds me that there is only one right moment in life and that is this exact moment.
I can turn the pages that follow but they will always be completely blank and clean; reminding me that I don't even have to worry about the future because the pages of our lives have yet to be written and the time will be right for them.
There, I like to see each day as just a bookmark: a new beginning.
Because we should not grieve over what happened yesterday, not even over what happened at any time in the past, because it no longer exists and we have to accept it.
Today we must write a new page of our lives: new goals, new dreams, new ambitions and new pleasures.
Let us not be carried away by the weight of past sufferings, unresolved situations and unnecessary worries.
This is a new day conquered, a new flag on the map of our lives, simply a new story to be written.
Making room for greater things
Let us not forget how every loss always leads to new and greater things.
And so we stop grieving because tying ourselves to the past will get us nowhere, it's like a cat trying to bite its own tail.
Everything that seems “unfair” and sad to us is actually making way for greater, beautiful and precious things.
It doesn't have to make sense now
Often many things that do not go as we had planned seem meaningless and bring us sadness. But life is actually holding something much greater in store for us and so we just have to trust. Believe that everything will be OK and that the universe has everything we need.
And so today, as with every day, remember that it is a new page. A new beginning and a new book to be written.
It is us, here and now and nothing else matters.
Today, continue to write the best pages of your life and continue to make your journey, the greatest wonder the world has in store for you.
Have a good life!