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“This is the moment of embarking.

All auspicious signs are in place.” ~ Deng Ming-Dao

Ready, set, go!? What are you wanting to start? The signs are there or you wouldn’t be thinking about it.

While the signs may be auspicious, beginnings can feel awkward and scary. But, they also carry excitement and imagination about what could be, and hope for what might be different. Of course, they aren’t beginnings until we take the first step.

What’s the first step you can take to get started on whatever it is you’ve been thinking about? Don’t confuse the destination with the first step. You can’t get there all at once. That’s actually good news because now all you need to focus on is the first step; as small and imperfect as it may feel or as bold and big as you want to make it. And, then you’ll learn and you can make another.

But now, take the first step, take the walk or run around the block, make the phone call, change one thing in your diet, try a minute of meditation, find a teacher, ask for help, turn your screens off at 8:00. Small steps, one at a time, each one informing the next. “Now is the time for embarking. All auspicious signs are in place.”

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