“The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.”
Ivy Baker Priest*
How do you know the difference between an ending and a beginning?
Is there a difference?
Have you ever been in a place in your life where you were not sure?
Do you believe that all things are a circle?
Do you believe that all life is a circle?
If so, how can there be an ending or a beginning?
Are these just words we use to mark various places on the circle?
It's not about finding the answers.
There may not be any.
It's about asking the questions which will require you to get down to the bare bones, to the roots, to the structure and framework of your beliefs.
It might also be interesting to consider how opposite your feelings and emotions can be for each of these two things.
In one case you may be devastated and overwhelmed by an ending.
In another instance the end can actually bring great joy and release.
You may grieve deeply at the beginning of something.
Or, you may become inspired and enlivened.
Perhaps our feelings about endings and beginnings are related and connected to how we live our life, either inside of time or outside of it.
Perhaps what matters is that you allow yourself to have the experience of feeling.
Perhaps nothing matters if there is no difference between endings and beginnings.
Is this the beauty and the challenge of the circle?
*Ivy Baker Priest, 1905-1975, was an American political figure who served as Treasurer of the United States under President
Dwight D. Eisenhower. Her signature appeared on all US currency during that time.