Take the First Step…

There’s a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. that I love. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” Lately, I’m finding staircases all around. At least I am seeing the first steps…

I realize that not choosing to take those first steps is a disservice. When I choose not to step out in faith, I am saying to the universe and the powers that be that I believe I know best. How arrogant of me! I ask for opportunities to grow and become the person I am supposed to be, but when I sit in fear, what am I really saying? I’m not acting from a space of gratitude for those opportunities. I am instead shrinking from the responsibilities placed
upon me to do the work.

So, I sit here today, putting out this message so that it is clear: I am taking the first steps. I do not need to see the whole staircase. I trust it is there.

I have many chances being given, so it is with excitement and gratitude that I will accept them all. I will have no expectation other than they are the gifts I have asked for.

So, reader, do you dare join me on the staircase? I would rather fall down the stairs than to never attempt the journey. I hope you find the space to believe that yourself.

What frightens you? I am choosing to think that I cannot fail…so guess
what? I cannot. Neither can you.

Shanti.

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