There really is a simple truth in this quote by Osho. While we're all familiar with the common adage; one step at a time, it's sometimes hard to hold this perspective moment to moment.
I know as I began my health journey, there was a tendency to project an ideal into the future, and attempt to hurry the process to reach that point. This of course is futile, and humorously enough, slows down the process considerably. Like with any discipline or undertaking we might set for ourselves, the best way to move forward is to go deeply into each step; in patience.
By allowing ourselves the time to move like an elephant, we are open to the possibility of mastery, complete absorption, and access to a rich state of flow. There really is no rush, do one thing at a time, and give yourself permission to find your way; with patience, in fullness.
To begin to re-balance our system after a traumatic life event, whether triggered internally or externally; acute or chronic. We could start by addressing one component; taking a nutritional step for example. This might look like cutting out alcohol, introducing a healthy serve of leafy greens and good fats to our main meals, and replacing all refined sugar with nourishing fruit. Of prime importance is to create movement, and be gentle with ourselves. With movement energy is born, and the next step becomes easier than the last.
There are no set times here, and what may look like days to one, could be a month (or longer) to another. What your situation calls for is dependent on a multitude of variables; some that we can easily define and group, others that are more complex.
Ultimately, if we can grow a genuine thirst for interaction with the now of where we stand. We will find ourselves in flow with a peaceful, gradient-like transition, that will (surprisingly quickly) leave us transformed.
Be well and happy Monday,