New Beginnings: Some Inspiring Quotations to Start Your New Year. By Dr Linda Berman

Interesting and useful on a deep level. Somehow I worry about the Nash painting here which suggests such a profound trauma. The title is profoundly ironic and suggests that some conditions are so harsh that only huge cooperative efforts can lead to real recovery.

  • Starting Again Takes Courage.


New Seascape – Roy Lichtenstein.1966. Wikioo.

“No matter how hard the past is, you can always begin again.”


“It is not the failure that holds us back but the reluctance to begin over again that causes us to stagnate.”

Clarissa Pinkola Estés

2023: What does New Year mean for us? New Year…..New Beginnings…… Perhaps it puts us in mind of resetting our ways of being andways of thinking and makes us thinkabout aspects of ourselves and our lives that might need to change.

Buddha assures us that, even if we have had a hard time, if things have failed for us, we can always start again. Estés points out, however, that this is not always easy, that we can become stuck and in limbo in relation to old patterns of behaviour and it is this ‘reluctance to begin again that causes us to…

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