The struggle with when to start is a trick question that puts us at odds with what we all know but often forget. We can say we are going to start this or that today or tomorrow, but the only time to start is the “now” or the “moment of now.” We have become so adept at measuring, calendaring, scheduling and arranging the passage and projection of future moments, we’ve mostly forgotten that a moment is a slice of time in which all of life happens or not. It’s here and gone before we know it, forever etched into the time we call “yesterday” or projected as a time not yet here we call “tomorrow.”
Frederick Buechner in his passage titled “Today” says it this way:
So the question of “When do I start?” is really not as big of a hurdle when we acknowledge that starting like all of life only happens in this space called “now.” Start now, it’s the only time.