Small steps forward

Did you know that the longest recorded jump in history is 8.95m? That’s just less than the length of a double-decker bus and was made by the American, Mike Powell, in 1991.

That’s an enormous step, but it ends in the sandpit. It’s not part of the journey to somewhere else, apart from a place on the podium, or in the record books.

Perhaps instead we might train ourselves to take small, intentional steps in the same direction. Showing up with our whole selves, holding nothing back and enjoying the views along the way.

“Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life’s desire.”

From For a New Beginning,
by John O’Donohue, in Benedictus – a book of blessings