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Simple Ways to Have New Beginnings Everyday ~ Raoka

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Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.

New Beginnings have this amazing butterfly effect on me. On focusing on New Beginnings in January, I couldn’t help but think of how the turn of this date from 2010 to 2011 is so so new. It is, in all ways a new year, a new chance, a new experience, a new Beginning…which holds potential to so much more.

I still think back to my school days and remember the happy butterflies in my stomach just before the new school year began. The smell of new books, the feel of a new classroom, the new faces, the new friends, the new teachers, the new Knowledge. There was so much New to look forward to then. And to this day, I still get a certain high with all the New Beginnings in and around this world and my life.

As this high of the New continues to engulf my being, I embrace it with arms wide open. The sun shines newly everyday. The Moon glimmers newly everyday. The stars twinkle newly everyday. Then why can’t we SHINE newly Everyday?

There is new adventure out there everyday. There are new waves of amazing beauty and happiness everyday. Why aren’t we swimming in these happy waves everyday?

We can Shine! We can Swim! We most certainly can. I know I make the conscious effort to do so everyday. Here is how I do it and you can too-

3 Simple Ways to Have New Beginnings everyday:

  1. When you awake, stretch out your arms, take a big yawn and remind yourself “today is a NEW day. Today, this moment, will never come back. Today is all brand new. What NEW am I going to create today”
  2. When you get stuck in a not so positive situation, which happens to most of us regularly, me included, take 5 NEW Deep breaths. While you breathe again remind yourself “New IN old and negative OUT”.
  3. Sleep at night by letting go of the day you have had. Tell yourself, whats gone is gone and never coming back. That negative feeling, that stress, that tiredness, that dilemma, that inertia…let it all go and tell yourself “tomorrow I begin Anew”

By having New Beginnings everyday, you are paving the way for immense happiness in your life. You are allowing the good the positive to enter your life and not leaving room for any negative.

“So many fail because they don’t get started – they don’t go. They don’t overcome inertia. They don’t begin.” W. Clement Stone

How many of us have fallen in the trap of not even beginning, cause we are afraid. Afraid of failing, afraid of getting out of our comfort zones, afraid of change, afraid of the unknown.

But let me ask you one question- How would you know what Beautiful New Surprises are in store for you if you Never make the effort to Begin?

We can’t make all our dreams come true if we don’t Begin Anew.

Now you have to decide- Either you choose to have New Beginnings everyday and fulfill your dreams or Be trapped in a vicious negative spiral. What you decide paves the way for your future…Bright or Dark depends on your choice.

“The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.” David Weinbaum

Please note: This article is part of the RAOKA Movement{Random Acts of Kick Arse}. The theme in focus was NEW BEGINNINGS. Want to join in the RAOKA fun movement? Read the details below.

Awesome RAOKA Crusaders and Their “NEW BEGINNINGS” contributions (list will be updated as new posts are published on the crusaders blogs, so please do come back to read more) :

-Tim @ 360 Degree Self wrote -RAOKA: The End is the Beginning
-M @ The Exception wrote -Beginning Anew
-Joy @ Unfolding Your Path To Joy wrote –
RAOKA: New Beginnings..
-Joshua @Personal Development – One Mind At A Time wrote- Maintaining A Flow Of Constant New Beginnings

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What is RAOKA? H
ow can “you” be a part of it? The RAOKA mission seeks to remind us that Random Acts of Kick Arse happen all around us—and also to spread the spirit. Each month, us RAOKA team core members vote on a new theme based on your submissions. On the first Wednesday of each month (
US time zone) we invite everyone to post about what we’ve observed, passed along, or created. During the first ten days of the month, contact me with your theme ideas for the next month. I’m the Caretaker& Loving Keeper of The RAOKA Crusade with my core team mate Gayze. Check out her WONDER post along with other crusader posts linked at the bottom of this post. Thank you Lori for entrusting me this awesome mission and thank you to Sami for starting it! Love you both!Raoka Logo created by Melissa

Be Involved in RAOKA! If you’d like to become a Random Acts of Kick Arse Crusader—here’s your chance:

  1. Propose a theme by contacting me the first ten days of the month or simply follow along with our monthly themes and spread the Random Acts of Kick Arse!
  2. Write a post about what you have been up to and publish it on the first Wednesday of each month. If you would like a reminder emailed to you each month or would like more information, please contact me. If you don’t have a blog, you’re welcome to play along in the comments.
  3. When you see my RAOKA post published, add your details in the Comments below including the URL address of your own RAOKA post and the title of your blog. I will then create a link to your post for others to see what kind of Beautiful Random Acts you’ve been up to. You can copy – paste the other Raoka team mates links from below this post into your post and write a two line intro to what Raoka is all about in your posts footer. Also, Let your readers know that they can contact me anytime if they would like to be part of RAOKA too.
  4. I would love love love to have you on board :) The more the merrier!
  5. Stay Tuned! Next month’s theme is “WARMTH” as suggested by M! .



With Immense Love & Gratitude,
~Zeenat~
Counseling Psychologist/ Spiritual Counselor
Motivational Speaker/Naturopath
Holistic Healer/Writer


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35 thoughts on “Simple Ways to Have New Beginnings Everyday ~ Raoka

  1. Here’s to new beginnings! There are so many ways we can find them or choose to see them or allow them to be a part of our lives.
    Lovely post Zeenat and Thank you for your RAOKA wonderfulness!

    • HI M!,
      So many wonderful ways indeed to see and experience new beginnings everyday :)
      II hope you found new beginning to enjoy too! So glad you contributed and liked this post.Thank you for the raoka loveliness.
      Lots of love~

  2. Yes, starting every day anew is an excellent idea. Everything changes constantly and no two moments are exactly alike, so it’s best to accept this and embrace it!

    • Hi Derek,
      Ahhh….I just love it that no two moment are alike…isnt that in itself such an exciting thought?
      Accepting and embracing these NEW moments is indeed a blessing for us all.
      Thank you fro your lovely thoughts here Derek!
      Much Love~

  3. Hi Zeenat:

    Wow, very inspiring post. I enjoyed your imagery of the new school year (pencils & books, etc.) – I remember that well even though it was a long time ago. You also touched on something important – sometimes we lose site of (new) opportunities in front of us because we’re still not over our past wounds. Your post makes a great case for really being aware of what’s new…even if it makes us feel a little scared or unsure.

    • HI Tim,
      Youre indeed right….that sometimes the new can be scary and can make us unsure, but isnt that the beauty of it all? Although there is a sense of the unknown, there is still a sense of curiosity and adventure in it too. It make living and life all the more fun and interesting..dont you think?
      I’m so happy you found this post inspiring :)Thank you fro your raoka contribution this month dear Tim :)
      Much Love~

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  5. Hi Darling Z,
    Yes! to the feeling of butterflies..potential, possibility, magic, wonder, joy, awe..unlimited abundance when I open my arms wide to the world, to the moment..with a fresh attitude and perspective!
    Your theme of new beginnings has manifested wonder filled in my life..thank you for guiding me as you do:)
    My contribution: http://unfoldingyourpathtojoy.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/raoka-new-beginnings/

    • Hi sweet Joy!
      You said magic…you said magic…ahhh Its the word that was popping in and out of my head while writing this post…and somehow it didnt get written. I guess it was waiting fro you :) Magical you!
      I’m so glad this these created something beautiful in your life darling. New Beginnings do have away of making things better :)
      Thank you fro your raoka contribution this month sweets!
      Much Love~

  6. Zeenat, great article and LOVED the quotes you included. :-)

    • Hi Stephen,
      Firstly AWESOME to see you here! And even more happily awesome that you LOVED the quotes. I’m kind of a quotes junkie ;)
      Thanks fro your love and support Stephen and for your lovely comment.
      Much love~

  7. Once again Zeenat, we are thinking on the same frequency! You have to have a new beginning everyday. Fresh eyes, a fresh heart, and a fresh mind!

    Here is my RAOKA post for this month

    http://www.joshuanoerr.com/2011/02/maintaining-a-flow-of-constant-new-beginnings/

    • HI JOshua,
      Same frequency hmmm…I’m heading over right now to have a peek at your frequency…:)
      Fresh is always NEW and exciting na..
      Thank you for your lovely raoka contribution this month.
      Much Love~

  8. Zeenat,

    This was so uplifting. I especially liked the idea of letting go of the day when you go to sleep at night. I’m definitely going to give that one a whirl and thin, “tomorrow I begin anew.”

    Oh, I love this yellow background on your blog! Hugs.

    • Hi Sandra darling,
      I will wait for your feedback after you have tried the nightly affirmation. I am sure you will begin anwe everyday hence :)
      Yellow to me feel like sunshine..and sunshine heals so much…may the yellows and the greens have a healing effect on the readers.
      Glad you liked this post.
      So Much Love~

  9. Beautiful Zeenat! I love the image you used for this post. WOW! It totally grabbed my attention. So lovely!
    As for starting fresh each day, sometimes I can and sometimes I can’t. Lately, for instance, I’ve been stuck in a dark place. I thought it might just last a few weeks (when three weeks had gone by), but nope, it’s hung on for nearly three months. Some days are tougher than others, and there are days when no part of me wants to affirm positive. It’s sort of scary, weird, yet very real. It’s EFFORT to think good, life-affirming thoughts. I wonder if it’s part of my wiring, because while I know some people like this, others (like you) seem able to really turn the tables on a bad day. That’s so cool and admirable!
    For me, my biggest lesson in all of this is to honor the darkness while it lingers. It has lessons for me, so rather than resist them, I try to make way for them. But then again, the first “up” day I have, I run so far and fast from that darkness it’s laughable! (Today was an “up” and sunshiney day – thank GOD!)

    Love you, beautiful friend! And again, that image was so “wow!”

    • My Joyful Angel,
      I know..that image got me mesmerized at first sight..and it fit so perfectly with breaking away from the old and embracing the new..i just had to use it.
      My dear contrary to popular belief, I can have my down days too, but i have been able to bounce back sooner and sooner with time.
      Honoring the darkness, to a point of knowing and believing its there to teach you something is good. But i know some who can lay in that darkness for years..feeling that is their fate, when its NOT. We have so much power to create all we want…
      May all your days be UP and SHINY! Sending you love and light, to bid that darkness bye bye :)
      Love you too sweetie!

  10. Hi Zeenat,

    Very inspiring post …and i love the three ways you mentioned in post.

  11. Zeenat — What an uplifting post. I loved your suggestions, especially the one about when you’re having a difficult time. I like the idea of “New IN old and negative OUT” and I like what you suggested about when you go to sleep.

    I always leave your site feeling better than when I arrived. You have such a joyful energy and it is catchy, thank goodness:~)

    • HI Sara,
      Awesome to see you here!
      I love that my writing/blog makes you feel more joyful. You know, that is the secret plan here ;)
      Your loving energy is infectious too darling.
      So Much Love~

  12. This is a great post. I especially like the 3 steps. This reminds me of a painting I have hanging above my little prayer corner. The painting is by a Chinese artist my mother admired. It shows a little sparrow in some tall grass as the dawn breaks. The title is “For today, newly bright.” Sometimes I start the day by looking at the painting and saying the title out loud. Thank you for the inspiration.

    • Hi Galen,
      What a beautiful painting and what lovely truly uplifting words. I think you should write an ebook with the title…wow.I love the feeling those words bring out…so happily positive.
      And by the way, your mum has great taste :)
      Thank you fro your lovely comment here.
      Much love~

  13. Love it Zeenat, New beginnings are what we get each day and sometimes I think we forget that- we get a clean slate to start with.
    Like Sandra I am on boards with no 3- omorrow I begin Anew”
    love and blessing my friend
    Suzie♡♡

    • Hi Suzie,
      YAY! You too try the affirmation and let me know how it helped.
      And you’re right…we get so many chances each day to begin anew…but most of us forget to notice them, cause we are all so pre-occupied with the mundane.
      Love to you too dearest!

  14. The butterfly effect is awesome.Love the photos you have used.
    I wake up in the morning and before I get out of bed, I give thanks for another day and add please allow me to remain positive and humble.
    Then the urgent mother nature effect takes control.:D

    • Darling Bunny,
      Ohh gratitude is the best medicine for all. You being thankful brings in waves if not tides of positivity in your life…how wonderful!
      And babe..noone can fight with mother nature hmm ;)
      So Much love to you~
      p.s. I’m still curious about thy update :)

  15. I’m delighted to have landed in this flower bed, one I have not visited before! I am seeking reconnection to more of the naturally empowering aspects of living, since much of my income and resource comes through avenues of artifice.

    Thanks for helping me to breathe better, Zeenat.

    • HI Invisible Mikey,
      So awesome to make your connection! I did love your words…and just had to reach out.
      I’m glad you stopped by my little piece of heaven and happier that I helped you breathe…ahh…makes me feel ecstatic!
      Thank you for your lovely and mesmerizing comment here.
      Much love~

  16. Zeenat, as always, such lovely thoughts!

    I’m so sorry to be late this month, and to be doing something a little different. I have been very “wrapped up” in an enormous animal rescue effort, which has resulted in the transport of one hundred llamas from an abandoned sanctuary in Montana, to our local rescue facility here in upstate New York.

    Every month, I write a newsletter for my animal communication clients (which is also late this month!) Since this month’s RAOKA theme is “new beginnings”, and my time has been completely occupied by helping to give these wonderful animals a “new beginnings” of their own, I asked Zeenat if she would mind if I combined the two endeavors.

    Above, please find the link to my February 2011 issue of “Creature Thoughts”, where you will meet the llamas, and learn about their New Beginning.

    • Hi Gayze,
      So happy you stopped by! It doesnt matter if its late…what youre doing for the llamas is commendable.
      I am honored that your are coupling the two together i.e. your newsletter with raoka.
      I will be over to read your “creature thoughts” soon.
      Much love~

  17. Hey Zeenat, loved the article. Your mental images of going back to school after the holidays brought back a lot of good memories. Nice lift up for the soul this morning after reading this, thank you.

    • Hey Steven,
      Lovely seeing you here!
      You know the thing about those mental images is..that I can relive them with my little girl again. the smell of new books atleast ;)
      Glad you were uplifted Steven :)
      Thank you fro your lovely comment here.
      Much Love~

  18. Hi Zeenat,

    Very inspiring post my friend. We for sure have to live each day as it is. Each and every day is a gift from God. Thanks for sharing

  19. Zeenat just reading the things that u say,makes me say HUMMMMM…Because i really feel as if you’re talking about me,and that’s not in a Negative way…Because i myself want to go back to school,but i’m afraid of failing and like u said if I don’t start i want know how things will turn out….SWTBS I’m going to leap out on FAITH and go back to school for something….

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