There’s the story of a man who long ago needed to make an urgent journey through the forest to another village but it’s nighttime.
A guru is passing by and asks what is the matter. The man explains his predicament and says he only has a lamp that could only light the way five steps around him and will be unable to see the path before him.
The guru explains to take the lamp and make the journey, and with each step, he would see another step appear before him.
The man does what the guru suggests, and padat padam he completed the journey.
This was a story told to me in a philosophy class a long time ago. Padat Padam means step by step in Sanskrit.
How often do you not do something because the outcome or ending is unknown or uncertain?
How about avoid doing something because you’ve never done it before and not sure how to complete it?
Sometimes you just have to start with what you know. That’s the first step.
Then keep stepping, and as you step, another step will appear.
Don’t let the fear of the unknown get in the way. Instead, have faith in your lamp and your step.