And now we come to the practice of pausing before doing anything at all. Whether your next step is on a well-worn path, or off a precipice into the unknown, pause. Reflect. Consider. Notice what you feel and where in your body you feel it. Feeling good? Take the next step. Feeling nervous, you may still take the next step. Feeling abject fear, pause some more. There may be another solution that will come to you, when you are quiet.
It is very worth the wait. I pinky promise.