Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Opportunity Knocks

So the good news is that I successfully completed my liquid fast yesterday and, while I haven't weighed myself yet, my body is becoming more defined again, thankfully!

Unfortunately I did eat more than I would have liked today because I'm really tired and was very physically active but I will be fasting again tomorrow -feel free to join me if you're interested...

There are so many things that I wanted to say but I am seriously exhausted and I'm afraid that I might just bore you all to death with my random, inconsequential, and probably disjointed, musings. So I shall spare you all that fate and just say hi! I hope that you are all doing well and feeling good about yourselves.

I must admit that I am rather daunted by the prospect and uncertainty of my future so I spent rather a large portion of my day thinking about it and was forced to keep reminding myself that my future will be what I choose to make of it. I have nothing to fear but fear itself etc. etc. etc. (so much easier said than done...which, of course, brings me full-circle on the issue of knowledge and it's uselessness on occasion). Nevertheless; I have decided to paraphrase Goethe's famous quote in its entirety below, in an effort to remind myself of the opportunity that lies ahead. I hope that you may perhaps benefit too.  

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. 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 favor 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 do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”

Obviously, if thought was all that was required, we would all have achieved our respective goals and I would have attained my desired level of perfection! It appears that action eludes us. 
Best wishes to all Cx.

P.s. sfauthor: Thanks and, no, I am not familiar with the books. Are you the author?

4 comments:

  1. My high school english teacher had paraphrased chunks of that quote plastered on the walls of his classroom, among many other great quotes. This reminded me fondly of him and his wonderful class
    :)

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  2. Love your optimism, love your writing, love your self-awareness and intelligance - do hope that the positivity stays with you for a good few days yet..

    xx

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  3. :) hi there,

    I agree with whisper, is lovely and refreshing to come across such a possitive blog... And someone of a similar age to me :)

    Keep it up and keep writing :)

    violet x

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