Monday, March 09, 2009

Scaling Walls One Step at a Time

One step at a time! Life is one step at a time and when we follow this process we tend to make real strides toward our desired destiny. Lao Tzu, the great philosopher and author says a journey of a thousand miles begins with One Step and I wish to add that it ends with one step.

Often times we want to the outcome, the end result and in that process miss out on the journey which in its own right is rewarding. Awareness of each step and living/being present with each step will bring so many insights, experiences, opportunities that the rewards will add up and the end result/outcome will be that much more enriching!

The Magic Pill is a wonderful concept because we could achieve so much more in our lives, or we think. The reality of life is we enjoy and appreciate our achievements far more when we earn them, rather then when given to us. Blood, sweat and tears make for truly enriching life.

I have observed in myself and others that when we attempt to make many steps at once or we skip steps that we often miss important pieces and often stumble, trip and fall harder than if we had taken our time, been patience, allowed for things to open and flow one step at a time.

The key or at least one of many keys ☺ is that we realize each step is filled with so much that bypassing that step will lead to less than if we had taken it. Hindsight is 20/20 but in hindsight I have learned and began to have gratitude for Lao Tzu and his 2500 + year old wisdom to resonate. And, now living and practicing in this manner has and continues to fill my life with so much nourishing and enriching moments, experiences that not a day goes by where I do not feel alive and full of love and life.

So when making goals, making plans, dreaming of something, wishing for something, just take one step at a time, stay present, stay open, and allow for things to come and happen being true to yourself and the process.

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