Do you know the quote by
“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, 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, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”
Note he says “committed” which means you have to make a firm decision. Let’s take a walk about talk about why.
The Seeker and the Monk: Everyday Conversations with Thomas Merton will be published on March 16, 2021. You can use this link to order from the publisher, Broadleaf Books (group discounts available). You can also order it from wherever books are sold. I loved writing this book. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it.
And here’s a heads up on something new I’m doing. In these fraught times you may need spiritual renewal like never before. Author Lisa Deam and I are ready to take the journey with you back to your heart. Join us each Wednesday evening in Lent for this free online #Lenten retreat “Pilgrimage of Renewal.” You can learn more about it and register here.
The worldwide pandemic has disoriented many of us spiritually as well as socially. Lent is an ideal time to find your way back to the path that connects you to God and to your own deep well of spirituality. I hope to see you onscreen!