Walking the Tightrope
We always have two voices in our heads.
The voice of the past says "Don't open. It's too scary.
Don't you remember what happened when...?"
The voice of the future says "This is taking so long,
why don't you just jump in and do it?"
The past tries to hold us back and the future tries to rush us.
Like it or not, you need to listen to both voices
and reassure them that they have been heard.
Then, you can rebalance and come back to center.
Then, you can find a pace that feels good for right now.
That is what the tightrope walker must do.
She can't worry about losing her balance in the past.
She can't dream about a perfect performance in the future.
She needs to focus on what's happening right now.
She needs to put one foot in front of the other.
Every step is an act of balance.
Every step is a spiritual act.
From Everyday Wisdom by Paul Ferrini