“Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life. Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust. Stop being who you were, and change into who you are.” —Paulo Coelho
Every stage in life has a beginning and end. Staying too long in unhealthy realms spoils the joy of what’s next. When we listen to our heart, it mostly knows when to move on. The question is, do we dare to listen?
Did we lose a job or a close relationship ended? Are we an empty nester? Did a strong friendship suddenly break? And are these big changes or simply part of the flow of life?
We may spend lots of time wondering why. We may think we can’t move on until we understand why things shifted or broke. But, this can cause us stress and also everyone around us.
Everything changes, but we learn to let go. It may hurt, but hurt is part of life. We can get rid of old stuff. Give things away. Sell or give what weighs us down. When we let go of old memories, we make space for new ones.
Life is not a game with marked cards. There are no winners or losers when we stop competing. There is no ned to keep replaying old hurts. We also don’t need to hang on to broken love or promises of work. And there is never a “perfect time.”
Before starting something new, you end the unhealthy. Know that what’s gone is not coming back. There was a time when you lived without that thing or person. No habit is a need.
Letting go is not easy, but it’s healthy. Paulo Coelho suggests that we close the cycle. Not because of pride or inability, but because it doesn’t fit your life anymore.
Shut the door, change the tune, clean the house, dust off the past. Change from who you were into who you are. It’s not just about “closing cycle” because when we imagine and dream, there is so much in front of us to explore.
Moving out of our comfort zone is a healing step. It’s where we test the work we’ve done. We take small risks and see how they turn out. It’s all about trying new things, exploring new spaces, and seeing the results. Each step is a chance to grow and learn. It’s where the real-life magic happens.
Here are to wild healthy beginnings, which are ours to architect.