“Courage is nothing more than taking one step more than you think you can.” – David Ingber
This past week was Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. A day of atonement, we are encouraged to reflect on the past year, and look deep inside ourselves. Opening our minds and hearts to growth connects us to a place within that is pure, real and alive. A difficult task, yes. If we can face our deepest selves we will live authentically with our best energy.
For all of us there will be moments that steal our oxygen. It is at these times that we breathe into our pain, facing our troubles with a goal. If we avoid the pain, we can not find resolution and that pain gets stored somewhere within us with no place out…. for the only way out of the door is through the door.
We are all on a journey called life. We walk alone yet we truly are woven together, through time and space, forming community. Let us hold, help, hear, accept, and love one another in a way that shows our goodness and loving kindness.
My rabbi says that big steps are great but small steps are more stable. Whether you use your right or left foot first makes no difference. Just move….I am.