One of my favorite movies is “What About Bob.” Have you seen it? It’s a hysterical movie about how sanity is not always what it appears to be at first glance. It has some very poignant moments. One of the most profound messages comes in the title and concept of the psychiatrist’s new book called, “Baby Steps.” Here is a clip I found on YouTube.
Sometimes making changes can be discouraging. Nothing much seems to be happening. Whether you are on a diet and don’t seem to be losing much weight, or in your marriage, you are trying to do the right thing, but nothing changes, or you are working toward fulfilling your new year’s resolutions, but you are not making much headway, it can get discouraging pretty quickly.
I want to encourage you to continue to make the small incremental steps in working toward your goals in establishing a meditation practice, responding instead of reacting, limiting your judgments, communicating clearly or letting grievances go quickly, or any other aspect of Zentivity™ that you are currently working on. Stay focused on the fact that your brain IS changing as you get calmer, that these principles DO make you more productive as you practice them, and that you are getting closer to your goal even if you have setbacks. Try to stay focused on the process and not the immediate result.
Baby steps: one interaction at a time; one day at a time; one relationship it a time; one task at a time. Every little step leads you closer to your goal. Stay focused. We are here for you!