Wednesday, September 10, 2008


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 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.

Been struggling with issues of commitment - even to writing this blog! No disrespect intended - but not so much committing to those who read it, but rather more to me just doing it, and making the time to doing it despite what ever else is happening.

The end of this year will mean a lot of changes that sometimes I am not sure if I am ready to confront or commit to. One will be the possibility of moving - yet again. While there is a side of me that still wants to explore the world (and am grateful for that opportunity) there is another part of me that wants to put down roots and stay for a while.

My decision either way will require a commitment, because until then, there is only hesitancy

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