The engagement into life requires commitment. The commitment to attend consciously to life now – the present.
With the conscious attention and caring commitment to life – just now; whether in a mindful moment of meditation, or the ongoing unfolding of life’s happenings, great potential is unleashed and finds fulfilment.
This is wonderfully expressed in the wise words of the 20th Century Scottish Mountaineer William Hutchison Murry, who draws inspiration from Goethe.
Please enjoy these words – Kind Regards John B.
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!
William Hutchison Murray