just keep going.
i’m only at the beginning. (aren’t we always at the beginning? if we’re practicing beginner’s mind, we’re always at the beginning.) this month i want to quit every day. every day i tell myself to keep going.
it’d be easier to quit. it’d be easier to do what we’ve always done but doing the same things we’ve always done won’t take us anywhere new.
just keep going.
i know you’re tired. you’ve been tired more than rested for most of your life. keep going anyway. go slowly. pause for a nap. then get up and keep going.
keep going back to the places that hurt, not to punish yourself, but to heal yourself. let yourself feel the hurt rather than run from it, cover it up, ignore it, avoid it. keep going back to touch the pain with more softness, with more lightness, with more kindness.
seek out places you’ve never been before to explore new ways and directions to grow. you have more options than you’ve imagined. begin investigating more options. bring more options into your awareness.
stay home if you prefer. take out the trash. scrub the tub. sweep the floor. put laundry away. clear your mind. clean your heart. forgive something or someone.
take a class. go online if you don’t want to get dressed and go out the front door. learn something new. download free language lessons and learn five new words. begin with five new words. then keep going.
dance. run. do push-ups or jumping jacks or jump rope. anything to get your body moving. move your body. stretch. breathe.
go outside. smell the air. feel the heat or the cold, depending on the day. breathe. study the colors. notice tiny changes each day.
yes, you can take a nap now. when you wake up, keep going.