By Lisa Meade
One small step is progress.
It is moving forward—changing the perspective, the energies and our options. We have to remember to not always get too focused on the big picture. Living that way can often cause overwhelm and be discouraging. We can lose our motivation, our connection to inspiration and our awareness of the smaller lessons and gifts along the way.
Each day we are given possibilities that can impact our soul’s journey. We are given opportunities to engage with new energies.
We meet new people.
We have fresh moments of pause for reflection, rest and regeneration. Each day we are afforded 24 hours to dream, to re-invent, to negotiate and to discard what is no longer needed or not the right fit. Our life unfolds, day by day, moment by moment.
And yet time seems to fly by.
So many times we get caught up with the big picture, the ultimate goal, the grand scheme and by doing so we lose so much. There are moments of wonder woven into the fabric of each day. There are tremendous lessons that will save us the waste of time, energy and more.
There are people who are crossing our path that are meant to inspire us, support us and celebrate us. There are gifts the universe has planted along the way, waiting for our discovery and appreciation. But if our vision is only set on the far distant horizon, we become unaware of these special moments.
If we keep a story in our mind that there is tremendous work ahead of us, we grow weary. If all we tell ourselves of all the years of effort, tremendous lengthy strategies and required stages before we can have what we hope for, to achieve what we long for, or to reach this projected destination on our path, we lose our energetic commitment.
Instead, what if we chose to focus on just one small step at a time?
Each step we take is of value and can carry great intention. Each step can be celebrated and honored. Showing up in our life with this perspective keeps us engaged with the energies of the present moment; our now. We embrace the gifts that come our way, we value the lessons that will save us as we move forward and we cherish the relationships that inspire us.
Being present and appreciating the importance of every single step we take allows us to make the most of this beautiful gift of life, instead of forever focusing on the some day in the future.
After all, life is meant for living, not waiting for.
Editor: Dana Gornall