Regular ‘step ones’

After taking one step, the only way to continue is to take a second ‘one step’. Of course, you can not take the second ‘one step’ without first taking the initial step.

Any progress requires, one step and then another, daily small steps, they take us on monumental journeys.

It is all about the small. Big leaps are scary. So the mind plays up and sabotages, it wants no risk to its fragile ego, so it will convince you to do nothing.

The first step is all that matters, and the continuing series of ‘one steps’ or ‘first steps’ will add up to a monumental step but not noticeable enough to the mind for it to sabotage.

Small steps, done regularly = big leaps

Big leaps = nothing…the mind will sabotage it as it seems too scary.

Small steps are sustainable and become habits. Just keep taking them and enjoy the moment of each one. When we only focus on now, on the doing, we stay conscious and thoughts are silent.

We can focus on the doing and not the outcome, which means enjoying the moment and not stressing about the entire journey.

Risk is being ourselves

The biggest challenge we all face is letting go so that we do the things we really want to do.

We are tricked by our mind and its sabotage that it is easier to walk away from truly letting go and to stay in the safety of where we are.

The challenge is that this only causes us more turmoil and longer-term it becomes harder and harder.

We resist the things we fear the most, as the mind creates the fear and the further it is from what it sees as safety the more psychological fear it will create. We do not fear what we do not want or desire, we do not fear something that we are not interested in doing, or experiencing.

Yet this is the guide, fear is the guide, because safety is suffering and the mind and risk is living, is experiencing, is joy, is jumping off the diving board, and being truly ourselves.