In the beginning she thought she had it all together. She knew what she wanted from life and she was going to get it. But life knew what it wanted from her and kept putting spokes in the wheels of her dreams. She decided to float and let things happen to her to her. But that didn’t go too well either. Only when she realized that life had to be a combination of dreams and letting go, was she ready to start over. Head still in the air, but feet firmly on the ground she plunged into a new life. (100 words)

Head still in the air, but feet firmly on the ground she plunged into a new life – one in which everything didn’t go according to plan, but it all made sense to her. No longer did she fight against things turning out differently. She had discovered the magic of gratitude – giving thanks in all things both good and seemingly bad. Now things didn’t always go her way, but they went the way they were supposed to go. But there was another secret she had discovered that made her less tense and more at ease with herself – the beginner’s mind. (100 words)

The concept of the beginner’s mind is fantastic, but how could she apply this to her life. She would look at challenges in a new way and try to find new solutions to old problems. But what about the guilt she sometimes felt about promises she couldn’t keep,  targets she couldn’t meet? Sometimes, just thinking about them made her tired! What if she looked at every morning as a new start to her life – apply the beginner’s mind concept to every day living? Now she starts every morning afresh. That is presently working well. Every day is a new day! (100 words).

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Every 4th Saturday of the month is time for #100WordsonSaturday. I’m responding to a prompt I came across somewhere to start a piece of writing with the phrase ‘In the beginning’. I’ve chosen to write this in paragraphs of a 100 words each.