Journey

There was one time in my life when I felt I just couldn’t get started. Perhaps you’ve heard of the quote from Lao Tzu – “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Usually that helps me get going, but at that time it wasn’t enough.  I couldn’t even take that first step.  I was stuck.  Then I came across this alternate translation – “The journey of a thousand miles begins beneath one’s feet.” This slight word change opened me up. It meant I’d already begun – just standing there, wanting to start.  Realizing that gave me the momentum to get moving again.

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About betsybeadhead

Hello, and Welcome. My name is Betsy, and I like beads and prayers. Fortunately those two things are more related than I ever realized. You are invited to “like” my Facebook page titled “Betsy Beadhead” and thus see what I’m talking about in my posts when I try to explain something using beads rather than words. This whole thing started because of that. Then I couldn't figure out how to post pictures so I just started writing. I string together words the same way I string together beads, and both serve the same purpose. I work at a library, surrounded by ideas brushing up against each other. I draw, paint, and collage. I study world religions. In all these experiences I like combining different things and making new things, and stretching my understanding of what “is” and what “has to be.” You are welcome to share my posts - just please give credit where credit is due. I'm anti-censorship but I'm also anti-plagiarism.
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