A stirring Winter came to an end and Spring has brought many new beginnings, a few endings and many new lessons.
My sweetheart recently shared a prose with me. We find recognition in the words.
…but when I said that nothing had been done, I erred in one important matter. We had definitely committed ourselves and were halfway out of our ruts. We had put down our passage money -- booked a sailing to Bombay. This may sound too simple, but is great in consequence. Because 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. A whole stream of events issues from this single decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings, and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I 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”