That’s one of the most common loops that gets stuck on auto play in my head:
“I don’tknow where to begin.”
Have you ever told yourself that before?
I have so many wonderful ideas, goals, dreams, aspirations, imaginings, but I’m stuck, because I don’t know where to begin.
I caught myself thinking that same thought when contemplating what to blog about first, that I don’t know where to begin.
So I’m beginning there, which is here. Now. Where I am. Not knowing where to begin. Because all we can do, is start where we are.
Asa Kaizen MuseCreativity Coach, I’ve learned that we can ask ourselves a question, even if we don’t know the answer. We can ask ourselves a question and our brain wants to find us an answer. It will work non-stop, in the background, digging through our subconscious, to find us that answer. Meanwhile, we get to stay present. Relax. Take a deep breath. Enjoy the moment, have fun, give thanks,fully engage in the process. Trust that it is inevitable, the answers we are seeking will be revealed. They may rise up from within us naturally while weare still or could catch us off guard because we were no longer obsessing about them. Speaking of which – I no longer feel like I don’t know where to begin – ♥ –
TaoTe Ching – Lao Tzu – chapter 64
Peaceis easily maintained;
Trouble is easily overcome before it starts.
The brittle is easily shattered;
The small is easily scattered.
Deal with it before it happens.
Set things in order before there is confusion.
A tree as great as a man’s embrace springs from a small shoot;
A terrace nine stories high begins with a pile of earth;
A journey of a thousand miles starts under one’s feet.
He who acts defeats his own purpose;
He who grasps loses.
The sage does no act, and so is not defeated.
He does not grasp and therefore does not lose.
People usually fail when they are on the verge of success.
So give as much care to the end as to the beginning;
Then there will be no failure.
Thereforethe sage seeks freedom from desire.
He does not collect precious things.
He learns not to hold on to ideas.
He brings men back to what they have lost.
He helps the ten thousand things find their own nature,
But refrains from action.