"Bareisheet borah elokim et hashamayim v'et haoretz"="In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth...." We all have to start somewhere...even God. It's the transliteration AND translation of the very first sentence of Genesis--or what is considered the beginning for many, many people on the planet. What's nice about it is, before Genesis, there were the Upanishads, before the Upanishads, paleolithic cave drawings...get it? I didn't either at first. Basically, there have been infinite beginnings since, well, forever. Infinity is just that. That's not just reserved for the universe, you know. We ALL get infinite beginnings. Even if the world has beaten us so badly we feel we no longer deserve it.
This is the moment where Joseph Campbell might say I heard "the call" and I suppose I did just recently cross an important threshhold. We all know what happens next (especially if you were a student of mine): Moving into the wider world to continue to prove myself through a variety of trials. OR, Campbell may consider this moment at the other end of the cycle, a Magical Flight of sorts. Having gone through many trials already, I'm winging my way to Master of Two Worlds. In this way, the beginning and the end look much the same. I never really noticed that until now. Both are transitions to change. Both are an important part of evolution. And evolution doesn't stop.
Apparently, neither will I.