Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. Lao Tzu
What a great reminder! Too often we hesitate or completely put off trying new things, taking a chance or stepping out of our comfort zone out of fear of one kind or another.
Fear of what others will think.
Fear of failure.
Fear of sucess.
Fear of not being worthy enough.
Fear of….and the list goes on.
We spend more time thinking of all the reasons and excuses why we cannot take that first step than the time it would have taken to actually get out there! If only we would realize that living with regret of never trying something is far worse than having tried and in our minds failed. As I have said many times, there are no mistakes, only lessons learned. How else can we expand our horizons, experience this life and evolve spiritually if we never begin our own journey?
It may seem impossible right now but we are all pure potentiality just waiting to blossom. Look around you at all that nature displays. The tiniest of acorns can grow into the tallest and strongest oak tree. Within that seed lies everything that is needed for that plant to manifest into its true beauty. It allows and trusts the Universe to provide the water, the earth, the sun and air it will need to burst out of its shell, root itself into the earth and stretch towards the sun. Are we not as wonderful and amazing as this seed? Does the Universe not provide these same elements and more for us?
Our ideas are our seeds. We can keep them buried within our minds under doubts and fears or we can shape our thoughts into the finished desire. Through meditation, we can strengthen our faith in our own power, open ourselves up to receive guidance from Spirit and when willing to accept help and opportunities from others around us. Then, when the time is right, what were once our dreams will become our reality.
It all starts with that first step. Conceive it, Believe it and you will achieve it!