One step at a time

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today was a big day for me and Stephanie. We took a significant step toward giving outer form to our dream, and are proud to say that Creative Nectar Studio is now an official business entity recognized by the state of Kansas.

It may not sound big, but what will follow is huge. In a way it is like putting a mark on paper. Unlimited potential and possibilities exist in the vastness of the blank page, and when we make a mark, we are saying “There, this exists. This is alive now.” And each mark we make from there is in response to and in relationship with that first step taken. What grows from there is unknown but unfolding dynamically in each moment. All in relationship to what has come before.

There is something stirring in each of us that wants to be born through us. We are the vehicles through which the formless comes into being. You have something unique to contribute to the world—otherwise you would not be here in this form, at this time.

But what if we don’t take that first step? What if we don’t make a mark? Or play a note? Or speak the word? Then something within us goes unexpressed. We can feel the temptation to resist the first step out of fear (What if…,what if…?) Sure, we can doubt our own abilities (and undoubtedly we do) but MAYBE we could simply feel the fear and trembling and notice the debilitating thoughts of doubt and despair and still take a tiny…little…baby…step…

3 Responses to One step at a time

  1. creativenectar March 14, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    So true Jenny….feel the fear and continue to move forward.Powerful.

  2. Kellita March 24, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    Jenny and Stephanie, congratulations!! 🙂 i hope to see you in your new studio v. soon!! 🙂 kelly ludden

  3. jennyrising March 28, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

    Thanks Kelly! Can't wait to paint with you again! ~J

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