Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!

That's Thoreau. Over the last year I've drawn inspiration from his mandate to simplify. Simplify! But it's been almost a year since I sold my house and most of my possessions, and now I've settled into some semblance of a comfortable existence again. But stagnant. So I'm looking to him (and you!) for more inspiration.

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back– Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that 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.

I reflected over the LONG relatively uneventful weekend, and I'm committed to making some concrete steps this week. Call me out on it if I don't, won't you?


Let's see if I can hold myself back from getting all Little Edie on your asses tomorrow with the Frost poem quoting. I make no promises.

6 comments:

Michael Guy said...

Yeah, but Thoreau had that pond and shit, like, so no wonder he waxed all poetic on change and new directions cause he was ALREADY where he wanted to be.

I've got a lake. It's not a pond but one should always dream big.

"Now voyager, sail thou forth." That's Walt 'homo' Whitman. Or Bette Davis. Choose your gayness.

Beau RN said...

Always forward, always forward.

landis smithers said...

oooh. good ones.

i offer you these:

http://thetwodogblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/advice-column-january-edition.html

The Other Andrew said...

I say this with love... blog, bitch! The internet isn't just for buying shoes you know.

jason said...

"Please, please, please, *never* stifle your inner little Edie."

That's a quote from me.

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