The way appears as you walk it

“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 dreamed would have come his way.

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.

Boldness has genius, magic and power in it.

Begin it now.”

– Goethe

In my own language and writings, this sentiment appears as “the way appears as you walk it.” Funny how sometimes we need to be reminded of what we already know.

3 Responses to “The way appears as you walk it”

  1.   Pearce
    February 18th, 2011 | 9:59 am
  2.   bruce
    March 10th, 2011 | 10:14 pm

    Hey do you know Ken Wilber’s system? Is the 4th path like evolving along all of your axes simultaneously?

  3.   billy
    March 11th, 2011 | 1:36 pm

    Do you mean the Fourth Way? Have never tried correlating it with Wilber’s stuff… would be interesting, and it would get complex, as the Work has a very definite sense of evolution and progress, and also describes things on different scales, as does Wilber… but off the top of my head I don’t have enough of a working knowledge of Wilber’s system to be able to answer your question. I would hazard a guess of: probably. 🙂