Small, Consistent Steps

Sure, everyone knows: “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” “The road to anywhere begins with the first step,” or even, “Begin with the end in mind.”
So, why is this Zen Living, this making changes, this doing life differently, such a struggle?
There are four things that hinder us: finger pointing, stubbornness, lethargy, and magical thinking. Today, we explore each, and propose a small, consistent step.

Celebrate Your Life

On killing the Buddha. — This means ‘being with’ myself as I am, without judgement. I am how I am. And as I go there, I realize that, if I do not cling to the idea that I will be this way ‘forever,’ how I am shifts as time goes by. If I do not invest in my ‘tale of woe,’ I pass through it… until the next time.