“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Laozi, Tao Te Ching
Starting a new blog about pursuing harmony in life feels a lot like retiring (which happened three weeks ago). There are so many things I want to do that it’s been surprisingly overwhelming. The choices available to me are like so many rabbits running through a beagle’s backyard. Everything I want to accomplish seems important to the point that it’s confusing when I try to prioritize them. I didn’t realize that in retiring, I would have to make so many more choices.
In the work world, my priorities and duties were often set for me. What needed to be done was a little more clear. Yet, I still had to prioritize what needed to come first. The choices in filling my free time were quickly filled by the emergency that needed to be fixed, or my mind’s demand to go on leave of absence because of the weight it had been carrying.
So how does harmony come at a personal, inner level, when there are so many rabbits to chase, in the working world as well as the personal realm?
The movement toward inner harmony will begin when you stop seeing and chasing all the rabbits and just focus on one. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. It won’t matter if you start the journey with your left foot or your right foot. You can’t take a second step without having taken the first.
So now that I’ve written this message for today, I’m feeling the movement toward inner peace and harmony. 🙂
Today’s affirmation: I will take one step at a time, and not get ahead of myself.