Friday, August 5, 2011

All Sorts Of Things

“Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative ( and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves, too.  

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. The whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.

I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets: “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
- W.H. Murray, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition
This quote, which many of you have probably read before, came to my attention this morning, in what I consider perfect time. 

Some questions have been stirred:

What am I really committed to? What really matters?
How do I live into my commitments? 
Where am I drawing back, hesitating
Am I willing to commit to myself, my path? Unflinching?

This Being Alive is taking the weekend off for ~ 
gentle pondering 
mowing grass
hands in garden
and finding my way to the river
to slide into the water.

Make a decision = stream flowing 

love that. love you.

xo b

ps. feel free to join in the gentle pondering...

drop a note. i'll write back.

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