Have you ever observed a child learning to walk?
Fascinating feeling that is. It often takes months before the child starts walking. It fails every day. But a good thing about children is this: they don’t know what failure means!
Because they don’t know if not being able to walk for some time is the failure, they keep trying. And trying. And trying once more.
Until one has succeeded, all the events, which many people recognize as a failure, are just the other names of ‘knowledge assets’ that we are gathering on our path to success.
There’s a Japanese proverb:
Fall Seven Times, Stand Up Eight.
(Meaning: When life knocks you down, stand back up; What matters is not the bad that happened, but what one does after.)
Many of us would have heard it but often we tend to ignore to practice the things of an utmost value. Like the above.
When a child figures out that walking is his life work, he immerses itself into the walking. And it gives his 100 percent.
Today, just today, why can’t we learn from children’s default behavior, and learn to take the first step.
Taking the first step fearlessly is the first step to experiencing life more intensely … and the first step to advance the consciousness of our soul.