A Lovely Reminder About Endings

I came across this poetic writing by Rania Naim:

“For a long time, I held on to everything to make sure it didn’t end. To make sure I didn’t say goodbye. To avoid another failure. To stop letting my friends and family down.

But I learned to look at endings inversely. I learned that endings don’t always mean failures, goodbyes or deaths. I learned that endings can sometimes open new doors for better beginnings and close old doors that weren’t going to lead us anywhere in the first place. They force us to find a new home, new friends, new lovers and they force us to restore ourselves”. – Rania Naim

“I learned that endings can sometimes open new doors for better beginnings” – I love that phrase. Filled with both grief and promise, loss and hope, it reminds us that suffering doesn’t always lead to more suffering; but rather it can lead to peace. We can give ourselves permission to restore ourselves – to undertake the process of healing so as to be content and settled in ourselves.

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