“Begin Serenely”

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it well and serenely.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

What precious advice from a philosopher extraordinaire! And how helpful it can be to us to take Ralph’s wise counsel to heart — what a gift we’d give ourselves.

Yesterday is over and in the past. We’ve done what we could with what” we had. Yes, “blunders and absurdities” crept in — we’re only human after all. But, as Ralph so wisely suggests, let’s forget them, let’s lay them down and let them go.

Today is here now, fresh and new. Let’s “begin it well and serenely.”

A day begun well and serenely — how would this unfold for us?

We’d start with a clean slate—no regrets or worries from yesterday.

We’d feel grateful and happy to have the chance to think and create.

We’d feel a sense of peace and purpose radiating through us.

We’d look forward to being surprised and surpassing ourselves.

Beginning a new day well and calmly isn’t too high a bar to set for ourselves, is it? We have everything we need to give ourselves this gift.

A relaxed mind is a creative mind.

When we bring a sense of calm and poise to our work, we let the universe know that we are ready for action and inspiration.

We can do this! Let’s begin today “well and serenely” as we all write on.

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About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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