“The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never have otherwise 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.’*
In the name of the air,
And the wind,
May our souls
Stay in rhythm
There’s a difference between something you shouldn’t be doing not working and something not working that you must be about.
If you’ve got that worked out don’t be put off if it doesn’t work. It only means it doesn’t work that way. You now know to try another way.
And when you have found a way that works, it needs to be practised and honed, to be developed. It’ll become something else: trying more opens up more.
We think we need to persevere but perseverance is the developed ability of faithfulness to what we know and feel we must be about.
Every time we try something, we’re setting up a context or environment in which we can grow. There’ll be many signals coming back to us and, when reflected upon, these help us to create the next environment. These are critically important, as Ben Hardy helpfully passes on:
‘According to the new science of genetics known as epigenetics, the signals from your environment are responsible for your genetic makeup far more than the DNA you were born with.’^
I love exploring what we can become.
Break the finite worldview. We are made for infinite play.
(*William Hutchison Murray, quoted in Benjamin Hardy’s Willpower Doesn’t Work.)
(**From John O’Donohue’s To Bless the Space Between Us: In Praise of Air.)
(^From Benjamin Hardy’s Willpower Doesn’t Work.)