You feel your chest clench and your stomach turn as you contemplate all that lies ahead. You’re terrified that today will be the end of everything you hold dear. But this is your chance to begin anew, to build a fulfilling life brick by brick.
This is your chance to let go.
It’s your chance to surrender to the worries that plague your mind, to let them fall away like a soft summer rain. This is your chance to learn to live without control, to accept that a power far greater than yourself holds the keys to the universe. It’s your chance to accept that the moment you toss your cares away and life life on a whim, you will not only survive, but you will also thrive under the lightness of your unburdened heart.
This is your chance to be free.
This is your chance to soar above your pain, to feel the overpowering weight of your emotions so that tomorrow, your struggles will remain far below you. It’s your chance to demolish the walls that surround you, to allow the world to fully discover your pure heart. It’s your chance to escape the haunts that lurk within you, to feel at peace with every fiber of your being.
This is your chance to heal.
This is your chance to bind the wounds that fester in your mind, to calm the raging dissonance that threatens to break you apart. It’s your chance to nourish your soul, to allow yourself to bask in the beauty of feeling full and whole. This is your chance to emerge restored, to transcend the demons that threaten to overtake you and immerse yourself in the heavens.
You struggle to accept the present and embrace the future, to watch the pages of your book relentlessly flip by as you helplessly gaze on. But once you discover that the end of a chapter is not the end of the life you cherish, you will fully understand the beauty of starting over.
You’re terrified to embark on this new journey, but this is your chance to begin anew. So relinquish your fears and turn the page to discover the road to a more fulfilling life.
Previously published on Thought Catalog.