13 February 2011

Walking In Sand

Some times in life it feels like we are walking through sand. We feel like we are struggling to get anywhere, and we really are trying. It can be a hopeless feeling.. one that will lead to despair if you let it. Those times when you are putting in all of your effort, and still feel like you are sliding backwards can be so frustrating. 

It seems that when that happens in life, there is always someone else around you that just shakes their head and wonders why you aren't getting anywhere. From their vantage point, it looks easy.. just put one foot in front of the other and keep going. 

As hard as it is, that is exactly what you need to do. Take a deep breath, and keep putting one foot in front of the other. This is not the time to look forward at your goal. This is when you want to be present in THIS moment. Don't let any other moment exist. The only moment that matters is the one that you are in. Focus on just taking that one step. Then focus on taking just the next step. If you start focusing on what you need to do right now, in THIS moment, you will soon find that you have reached more solid footing.

As we went for a walk today, the dirt road turned into sand. We struggled along through it, wondering if we would ever make it to the end. We wondered if it would be better to turn around, but we just kept going.. in the end, we reached more solid footing and went off at our usual pace.

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