When I look back at my life so far, every ending that I have experienced led to something better. I am where I am now because of change. Something that ended in my past, allowed me to have new opportunities and challenges in my life, and the outcomes I got were always positive, whether it was a job or a relationship. And I am sure you would have similar experiences as well.
There are far far better things ahead than any we leave behindC.S. Lewis
Endings are most of the time very difficult to accept, even if we were looking for that ending, because it is always hard to start again. Some endings are easier to digest and other endings are so painful that tears our heart apart. Those kind of endings paralyzes our world, and nothing in our lives seems to make sense. But there is always a reason why things happen in the way they happened. Every ending, no matter how hard it is, it is always a new opportunity in disguise.
By living in the present, the here and now, we would be able to see the ending as a new beginning. The past is history, the future is a mystery. We cannot change what happened, but we can change how we experience what is going on in our present moment.
Here is a lovely poem I came across by Donna
The past is the past for a reason.
That is where it is supposed to stay,
But some cannot let it go.
In their heads it eats away
Until all their focus becomes
The person they used to be,
The mistakes they made in their life.
Oh, if only they could see
That you cannot change what happened,
No matter how hard you try,
No matter how much you think about it,
No matter how much you cry.
What happens in your lifetime
Happens for reasons unknown,
So you have to let the cards unfold.
Let your story be shown.
Don’t get wrapped up in the negative.
Be happy with what you have been given.
Live for today not tomorrow.
Get up, get out, and start living,
Because the past is the past for a reason.
It’s been, and now it is gone,
So stop trying to think of ways to fix it.
It’s done, it’s unchangeable; move on.