The most successful people in the world are known to have a morning ritual, one that consists of setting goals and aspirations for the day. Contemplative individuals such as nuns and monks from a variety of spiritual paths begin their days very early, greeting the first rays of sunlight with prayer and meditation.
Use this meditation as a starting point for building a habit of greeting your day with a calm and centered mind. As the sun rises the night sky gives way to light and a new day is present, at this time let go of any sense of failure or regret of past days and times gone by. Greet the new day with an open mind and heart, feel compassion towards yourself and others.
Since ancient times a New Moon has represented beginnings and a fresh start. You typically can’t see a new moon in the sky without special equipment. During this phase, the moon is in conjunction with the sun as it's dark side faces Earth. Some people consider the thin crescent moon visible in the western sky at sunset to also be a representation of a new moon.