Taking the First Step

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What if taking the first step is all that’s required to make the path that you’re so hoping for ? It so often feels like there’s something invisible stopping us from taking up the exercise we vowed to keep up with in the new year, or sticking to the commitment we made.  Often we relate to these life shifts as something so monumental that I may as well lapse, and give up, soon after I’ve started as we’re projecting so far into the future of this new path.

But paths are only made because we tread them. Our actions, one after the other, end up painting our entire lives – but only one small act at once.  All it takes is the step you do not want to take, the step that’s being invisibly thwarted because of a perception we hold about the bigger picture that renders us unable to act in what we know is our own best interest.

So, how about the fact that as humans we’re built for connection, for community and togetherness. And mostly we forget this – so when it’s up to us to make commitments, we feel like we have to ‘tough it out’ or ‘go it alone’.  And so often all it takes is the enrolment of another, the company of a friend, or a conversation with someone who can be in the dilemma with us.

How about we commit to one another – to walking each other home in our deepest path of healing.  What would it take to commit just to one phone call, one act of reaching out – one that you know will support you in being honest about how hard things are, how challenging you feel life is – and maybe then, we can take the step we don’t want to take – because we’re in it together, and in our togetherness, our faith is restored and our aliveness renewed ?

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