Leaps of Faith

There are moments in life when golden opportunities arrive that, if we were to hesitate one moment, could vanish. A door opens suddenly out of the blue, and the personal guidance system says “Yes.” These answers come from a deeper place than the mind can catch up with.

It requires courage and vision to take the leap, but it gives the universe has something to work with. I remember reading a beautiful statement by Dag Hammarskjold that I can’t quote exactly. He said that somewhere along the way someone or something posed a question to him, and his answer was Yes. I know what he means. Once you say Yes to this unfathomable, unknowable question your course is set.

And Goethe has a wonderful writing:

“Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the choice 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 onceslf, the providence moves too.

“All sorts of things occur to help one that would never have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from teh decision, raising in one’s faovr all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no one could have dreamed would come their way.

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Begin it now.”

I just stepped into a bold move, renting an office and part-time living space in town that must begin paying for itself immediately. But I feel the forces lining up, the Yes, the magic, the lack of hesitancy, the commitment. I’m coming down from the mountain into town. Shift happens.

One Response to “Leaps of Faith”

  1. Josi Says:

    I have great feelings about this shift! It just feels right.

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