What stops you from starting? For many of us the fear of not getting it right or failing. What if you could give yourself permission to do it anyway, regardless of the result?
"The awakened sages call a person wise when all his undertakings are free from anxiety about results." Bhagavad Gita
The above quote is taken from the ancient Indian spiritual text the Bhagavad Gita, which translates to "The Song of God". Some scholars say it dates as far back at 1000BC. You are not alone in your procrastination. Humans have been struggling with "getting it right", (according to what our limited experience thinks "right" is), for thousands of years. It's human nature to struggle. Ready to get off your own back yet?
Luckily, the nature of the Universe is here to help us recognize that, and to support us in releasing old themes that no longer serve us.
Today is the New Moon. A time for new ideas, new projects, new themes. What have you been putting off? Today is a great day to take one step towards fulfilling your soul's purpose.
It doesn't have to be a gigantic step. A baby step will do just fine. Last week, I was speaking with a friend about how scary it was feeling for me to leave a relationship behind, and I didn't want that fear to stop me. She immediately pulled a video up on her cellphone and told me to push the play button. Tears filled my eyes as I saw her 11 month old granddaughter take her first few steps. The video was less than a minute. In that minute I saw how courageous that little girl was. I saw the determination on her face as she put one foot in front of the other, knowing that she could fall at any moment, but she kept moving ahead. Regardless.
At the beginning we don't have to move ahead fearlessly. We can move ahead with our legs trembling, and with our arms outstretched, looking for the nearest compassionate witness to call upon for encouragement. What is important is that we take the first step and keep going.
The New Moon invites you to take a step today. What will it be?