We have a large obsession with breakthroughs. We tend to look down on the smaller and more subtle moments in our lives and we spend the most part waiting for a grand shift to happen. Alicia writes for Lifehacker that a “microshift is going to change your life, not an epiphany.”
The challenge with this approach is that we then despise small beginnings, small steps and small shifts when in fact a breakthrough is usually these tiny heroes wrapped in a neat package. It doesn’t always look majestic and it certainly doesn’t always feel like progress. Little by little you creep towards your dreams.
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones – Confucius
Small little moments are where the magic happens. This is where we grow. This is where we learn not to attach our happiness to the destination and we learn to love the journey. This is where we fall in love with ourselves and we learn a lot about who we really are. It’s the same with healing, it doesn’t happen overnight. It is a gradual process, one step at a time.
Thinking about how everything can be solved overnight or in one instance can be overwhelming. Daniel Koepke communicates it perfectly with this:
“You don’t have to solve your whole life overnight and you don’t have to feel ashamed for being where you are. All you have to focus on is one small thing you can do today to get closer to where you what to be. Slowly and lightly, one step at a time. You can get there.” – Daniell Koepke
If all you did today was take one tiny step towards where you desire to be.. then that is enough. If all you did was breathe then that is enough. Rest today and take the steps tomorrow.