The step.

step backTaking a break from what you are doing—a new approach.

Sometimes it helps to step back.

There was this time when everything seemed like  that snake that bit its own tail. I was so distracted, not really accomplishing much. I was so into what was happening externally that my inner self went for a toss. Then I was forced to take a step back and connect to my inner self giving my mind, body and spirit the time needed to re-energize and heal.

Initially the break did seem as productive as I would have liked it to be, but a healthy hibernation period let me discover aspects of myself and my potential. I called it a date with myself, small things like going for a walk dancing whatever. I never realized how much I missed swimming until I pushed myself to swim. Gradually the general direction that I wanted to take in life became quite clear.

One of the sessions at the Landmark forum, my buddy Ravindra told me, “maybe you are not keeping in pace with your companions because you hear a different drummer. If you step to the music you hear, however measured or far way you might sync.” Wow that was profound. Coming to think of it, everything about prioritizing, taking stock and assessing before we go ahead. It is quite important to know when something has reached its end. closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters whatever we choose to call it what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life are over. This will be possible only when we step back and look for the blind spot.

In my case only when I could look at the blind spot, let it go, and forgive myself, the situation and understand that the situation was over i could not move forward.

The step back and assessment of the situation clinically, matching it with my goals was very essential.

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