Until One Is Committed
“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. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.”
Whatever you can do,
or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius,
power and magic in it.
(The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology edited by Robert Bly, James Hillman, and Michael Meade, p.235)
Expect the Unexpected Good
Commit to your writing and ride the wave of unexpected good fortune. If only it could be that easy. Luckily, it is. In the long run, that is. Make a constant commitment to your writing by writing daily and “all sorts of things occur to help one.” These helpful things may not occur daily or even weekly, but they will come in your time of need.
Since Providence is divine guidance and sustenance, it’s a freeing thought that commitment can set it in motion. However, couldn’t this be construed as trying to manipulate God? “I’ll commit to my writing and now You’ll have to give me the goodies, God.” Instead, what if it’s a law of God’s? Not like the “don’t run over pedestrians with your car or I’ll send you to jail” kind of law. More like a gentlemen’s agreement. If you fully commit to My path for you in life, I’ll supply you with abundant grace. That’s a beautiful proposition.
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