When I was watching my youngest learn to walk, I saw something beyond the steps he was taking.

When he would look at his destination – my arms or the chair he wanted to climb – he would make his way safely & successfully.

When he would look at his feet, some small distraction, or the upcoming obstacle, he would fall.

We are forever taking our first steps as we adventure through life.

When we lose focus on what matters or when we get distracted by the perceived obstacles, we inevitably stumble.

Recently, I found myself in an unfamiliar place, taking my first steps. The temptation to look down in order to find my way was enticing and I followed its pull.

I saw the obstacles & the hazards.

I felt fear and anxiety kick in and my heart started to close up.

In life, fear and love are always jockeying for position; the one that takes the lead is the one you choose to follow. Fear is the distraction that causes us to stumble. Love lights the way.

Antonio Machado said, “walker there is no path, the path is made by walking”.

What path are you walking?

Wouldn’t it be lovely to live in a world where we all naturally stepped in the direction of love?

You can gracefully step past the distractions and into a future larger & more truthful than the one your fear depicts.

I believe in you.