Stepping Into the New

by Stephen Longfellow Fiske

Every day we step into the new.  This day has never happened before. Every day is a new opportunity to to grow, to learn, to create, to blossom and to serve. The universe moves in a continuum of infinite variables. Change is inevitable. Life is a flow of unending adjustments.

Why should we limit ourselves by restrictive mindsets that keep us stuck in old patterns that no longer serve us in an ever-changing new reality?

Change can be traumatic, as deeply entrenched beliefs, embedded systemic structures, and long-held addictive pathologies are uprooted. Change never comes easily as the old clings and fights for its survival and the new clings and fights for its arrival. Only through embracing change can we step into the new. Change implies risk and nothing great ever is achieved without a degree of risk. When we risk, we step into the new. Let us embrace risk, let us embrace our fears.

For every mindset, belief system and behavioral pattern we find ourselves framed in, we must have an exit strategy where we step into new territory and place ourselves in situations where we can expand our consciousness and find new challenges, new horizons where we express ourselves creatively for positive change benefiting the long-term good of the whole.