Once you get to that place of disillusionment, you can take the words of Pema Chödrön to heart:
“Rather than letting our negativity get the better of us, we could acknowledge that right now we feel like a piece of s–t and not be squeamish about taking a good look.”
The act of taking a good look is the second step.
And the third.
And the fourth.
And the fifth…
It never quite ends, actually.
What matters is to begin.
As the Buddha said:
“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: not going all the way, and not starting.”
Here’s to starting. Here’s to going all the way.