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Real Change and How a Simple Step Can Get Us There

I have started and restarted this month’s article about half a dozen times. I decided to write about how simple steps led to real change for me, and began my story from both ends. At first I started writing about the first simple step I took but then thought that talking about my real change first would be the best route. But something happened when I started thinking about the real change I have experienced – I find myself unable to describe it in words. My thoughts become jumbled because the only way to understand would be if it were possible for you to experience it directly. It’s sort of like when someone asks you to describe the one person you love in life the most. You have this signature feeling for them and of them that is so deep and true and real that words don’t do them justice. You might tell that someone, “I’ll just have to introduce you someday so that you can experience them for yourself.” What I can do is share the result of my simple steps and real change. Adjectives that come to mind are gratitude, joy, incredulous wonder, peace, sacred silence and self-love. There was a time in my life (a long time, actually) that I ran from getting to know myself because that meant I would have…