Building a wall of excuses

Brick by brick we build our walls of excuses as to why we can not do something. Every suggestion is met by a wall of negative reasons to not do it. The mind sabotages as it perceives a risk.

It’s better to find reasons to do rather than to avoid. But that means stepping away from our mind and its ego.

This requires us to stop projecting forward, to stop focusing on the outcome, the end result. This is all involved in looking into the future and the uncertainty creates psychological fear, a thing we can not deal with now.

If we just focus on how we can start doing something now. Focusing our energies on just the first step, getting started. We will never know how anything turns out, however, we all know how to do that simple first step…the simple steps do not allow the mind to see any risk.

After all the future is unreal, so we just don’t know what will be, so worth just starting and not worrying about anything else. A series of tiny small repetitive steps create some of the most spectacular things. There is no opportunity to build a wall of excuses as we are focused and busy with lots of straightforward easy steps and we are in the moment enjoying the doing not in the mind and looking to why it won’t work.

Find a reason to build something not to build a wall of excuses to stop doing it.

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.