Many of us have felt like we couldn't move at the pace we wanted to this past year. The pandemic and other issues facing our country made it tempting to succumb to feeling hopeless, limited, stagnant, or worse yet like we were moving backwards. The message of keep moving, do what you can, do something, anything is an important one for us at this moment in time.
Sometimes I put pressure on myself and feel like it has to be of a certain measure in order to count, in order for it to be good enough. Doing this doesn't serve me. It doesn't motivate me to keep moving forward, it causes me to get stuck.
Instead I am choosing to celebrate every movement forward. You meditated for 5 minutes today, great! You walked a mile on the treadmill, great! You skipped peanut M&M's and chose grapes, great! This helps to motivate me to keep it up, to do one more thing that will move me forward. Every small win, every movement forward is a step in the right direction. Celebrate it, embrace it, feel good about your movement forward, this will make it easier to take the next step.
Our world right now needs all hands on deck. The more people moving forward to make their own lives more positive and committed to healing the world the better. If each of us keep moving forward in whatever way we can we will create momentum, shifts of movement forward.
Sometimes the challenges in front of us personally and globally feel overwhelming and too large, this can paralyze us and keep us stuck. Just keep moving forward one small step at a time. It all makes a difference. One more positive choice after another. Stay in the present, not in the past, and keep choosing and moving.
Get involved, do something to help. Be of service to others and to the world. Ask what you can give versus what you can get. Sometimes we get so focused on ourselves, our challenges, our insecurities and needs that we lose sight of being of service to others. Shifting focus to being of service makes us feel good and moves us forward. By being of service to others you are in turn helping yourself and creating personal movement. Trust in that and by all means keep moving.