Beginnings and endings are not that different.
They both involve a certain amount of stress.
They both mean something is changing.
In many ways they are the opposite side of the same coin.
Usually, to start something new we have to end something else to give us room.
Usually, to end something means we are about to begin something different.
This is true in all aspects of life.
In a relationship.
In our careers.
In our businesses.
In our residences.
Indeed, in just about any aspect of our lives.
When we approach them with the same enthusiasm, we do better.
When we approach them with a judgment that one is better than another, we create more stress for ourselves.
It is easy to think that beginnings are better than endings.
Or that ending a difficult situation is better than beginning one.
Yet, that is not always true.
In fact, the mere attitude that one is better than another causes us to not fare as well in one situation compared to the other.
Both serve a great purpose.
Both are necessary in any cycle.
Both are an inherent part of life.
The less we judge them, the more we can be present to the gift that each of them are.
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant