The gift of good endings

Usually, we are pretty good at beginnings. Starting something new has an energy and a sense of vision–where we hope it will go.

Endings, on the other hand, tend to be the territory that we avoid. Our experience suggests they are likely to be uncomfortable or sad.

So we avoid them or find a way of skipping what are often the crucial parts.

But every beginning also starts with an ending. It’s the threshold we cross, the now we let go of to enter what might be.

And therefore we need to embrace endings, not just as something to be endured–though I know there is often pain–but as a gift. They are the means of entry into the possibilities to come.

What’s yours?