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.

Inktober


Above is this year’s #inktober so far up to ‘day 17’.

This is my third year of doing the #inktober challenge and I absolutely love it. It’s simple, each day there is a prompt for you to create an ink drawing, although you do not have to follow the prompt, and then post your ink drawing to Instagram using the #inktober.

Art is one of my favourite things to do, and in recent months I have fallen away a little from my habit of doing a piece of art each day, even if it is just a quick pencil sketch. When I am doing my art I’m in the moment, focused and free from the mind and its distractions.

So I’m glad to be back in the grove and doing it each day. Like all things, small easy steps build a habit and when we are focused on the small daily routine, then the mind is silent as there is little risk. If we focus on big giant leaps, then alarms ring and the mind sabotages as its poor little ego is at risk.

Step by step keeps us focused now in the joy of doing not thinking about the ‘big’ outcome.