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5 Poems to Inspire New Beginnings

5 Poems to Inspire New Beginnings

We are not just entering a new year as we stand on the verge of 2020, we are also on the precipice of a whole new decade.

It is a chance for an entirely new cycle to begin in our lives- a beautiful time to inspire new beginnings.

Sometimes we hold on too tightly to what we know and what we have, and we lose sight of all that could possibly be. We drown out our desire in favour of comfort, and we dull the voice of our heart as fear settles into our body. But there is nothing more beautiful than a new beginning. It offers fresh hope and a sparkling new perspective on life.

We all deserve the beauty of a new beginning. We all deserve to forgive our past mistakes so that we can move forward once more. Letting go is a deep, misty and winding road of inner reflection. It is a brave journey, so appreciate and celebrate each small, tentative step you take forward.

Before you let go, you must allow yourself to let in. The sadness, the loss, the heartache. Keep what you need to move forward and softly kiss farewell to the rest. Make sure that you are healed and ready for something more. Something that breathes fresh life into your bones, sings a song to your soul, and blasts through the dark spaces to shine some newness back into your life.

Here are 5 poems to inspire new beginnings! I begin with my favourite of all, a great poem by John O Donahue.

For A New Beginning | John O’Donohue- To Bless the Space Between Us

“In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.

For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.

It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the gray promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,
Wondered would you always live like this.

Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plenitude opening before you.

Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life’s desire.

Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you”

Blessing for Peace | Christine EvangelouBeating Hearts and Butterflies

“I hope that the darkest nights of your soul

Give way to the glorious days of your spirit

I hope that through the shadows

Of those heart eclipses born of solitary evenings

A new life is born, and a change is set forth

I hope that you grant yourself the celestial passport

Your spirit has been yearning for

As you sweep into the deepest valleys of your soul

So you can gather the strength to soar to the highest mountain peaks

Breathing in the angelic essence of you

Fully, unashamedly, and unconditionally

I hope that you find the beat of your heart

In every flower, every meadow, every delight that your eyes can truly see

For it is within that beauty that your spirit lives

A conscious connection, a godly reflection

Of all natural, ethereal, fountains and springs

I hope that you can see beyond the clouds

To the sunlight that is waiting to peek its way through

Remember, the blanket of sky that keeps you warm at night

Is one of a silver, shimmering starry view

It is where you are held, always loved and at peace

A lustrous artwork of angels to whisper their magic as your heart speaks”

Wild Geese | Mary Oilver

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things”

No Help for That | Charles bukowski

There is a place in the heart that
will never be filled
a space
and even during the
best moments
the greatest times
we will know it
we will know it
more than
there is a place in the heart that
will never be filled
we will wait
in that space”

Showers of Hope | Christine EvangelouA Shore of Spiritual Shells

“I hope you learn to love yourself,

Through a Godly storm,

Through the shimmers of love

That kissed your crown as you were born.

I hope you learn to love,

Everything that makes you whole,

The trickles of pain

That still echo through your veins,

And the purpose that kept you going,

Rebuilding you, time, and time again.

I hope you learn to love,

The truth of all you are,

Whether others accept it,

Or fear it from afar.

I hope you learn to love,

Everything that makes you, you,

Without diluting your presence,

Or losing your voice,

Just to please others,

As you walk so gently through.

I hope you learn to love,

Your fearless, fiery side,

The one that speaks so honestly

Without worry of reprise.

I hope you live a life,

That you so wonderfully deserve,

And that you bravely reinvent yourself,

As often as your soul thunders and stirs.

I hope that you learn to love,

Each finality and closed door,

So you can find a new beginning,

In sparkly showers of hope

As your wings electrify, taking flight to soar”


I hope that you enjoyed reading through these poems to inspire new beginnings. I wish you all an amazing 2020 and a wonderful next decade filled with much love, lessons, laughter, and many new beginnings! Thanks, Chrissy 🙂

The area dividing the brain and the soul
Is affected in many ways by experience —
Some lose all mind and become soul:
Some lose all soul and become mind:
Some lose both and become:
accepted.” ― Charles Bukowski

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