A Little step and no sabotage

Step by step, we can move to wherever we want to in life, as it small and unnoticeable to the mind and its sabotaging fears. It is not difficult to maintain either, it’s just a small step and nothing to fear.

Giant leaps are noticeable and the fear starts up. Equally, they require too much effort to maintain once the battery is drained on our will power.

So we could travel a 1,000 miles, or achieve any task or change, in just a collection of single small steps, one after another over a period of time. No burden, no need to think, no time for fear of the consequences, no opportunity for the ego to be damaged by ridicule or what others might think. All completely sustainable once the habit forms.

When the pole vaulter starts her run up, there is a giant leap to be made and plenty of opportunity for projected thought of failing. Same with a giant change or a big project.

Just take that small step, now, in this moment and keep taking another small step as each moment unfolds. Conscious action in the moment removes thought and enables us to just enjoy the doing free from any other pressures.

It’s a chain reaction

We can sit on the fence or we can take the plunge…it’s an ongoing dilemma we face on our journey.

Either is a choice, there’s not a right or wrong about whichever we choose. Doing or not is the same.

However, like all things, our choices have consequences always, so if we choose not to take the plunge then that will have a consequence.

Sitting on the fence seems comfortable and less risky…safe.

Safe leads to suffering though.

Taking the plunge seems risky, but it brings experience and after all, life is about taking mental concepts and realising them through actually creating a real-life experience.

So comfort seems good short-term, but longer-term it is only suffering from not creating the experiences we want. Experiences mentally seem daunting but they lead to joy and other experiences…it’s a chain reaction that sitting on the fence never creates.