Small Steps toward Dreams

“If we are addicted to the stress and worry of trying to make things happen, we are positively phobic about avoiding the free-fall of letting things happen.  Surrender control?  Not if we can help it.  For people who are addicted to worry, which gives them a sense of safety because it is so familiar and prevents them from letting their imagination roam too freely, the willingness to receive the ‘part’ of partnership can be nearly as hard as the asking.

“This is why starting small is such a good idea.  The big dream might be going to graduate school.  Starting small might be finding out about schools and sending off for brochures.  There is usually one small step we can take in the direction of a dream.  When we do, the Universe often takes several more.  Our willingness is following this lead.”  Julia Cameron, The Vein of Gold

There are many things in life that are best approached through small steps.  If our dream is truly large, we can keep a record of the many teeny steps that we need to take to get there.  But we won’t know in advance what those steps will be.  We take a step that we know, wait and listen to guidance, and then take the next right step.  It is a piecemeal process.

When we imagine a truly big dream, we can scare ourselves with the implications.  There is a stern warning in this, for doubts may arise that we can do it at all, do the dream at all.  And this halts the law of attraction from working for us.  So we know that we need to avoid the doubts.

Take teeny steps, those that we can take in peace and confidence.  The longest journey begins with the first step.


One thought on “Small Steps toward Dreams

  1. Thanks for sharing such wisdom in your posts. I too find that small steps are easier to believe possible and so achieve them. But that’s how you sail down the lake, tacking in the wind blowing against you. In the end, you still get where you want to go and it’s so fun to see your progress! We have to head into the wind anyway!


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