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Do, Do, Do.

Yesterday, I received this profound thought in my inbox and it got me thinking. Read on and let me know what you think...

You can choose to go, do, be, and have, and in the end you'll exclaim, shocked and bewildered, that because of all the synchronicities of your life, all the "clicks" and "coincidences," and the many happy "accidents," your bounty and good fortune must have been your destiny.

Or, you might choose to wait for a miracle, a savior, or divine intervention, and in the end you'll exclaim, shocked and bewildered, that because of all the synchronicities of your life, all the missed chances and disappointments, and the many unhappy accidents, your lack and misfortune must have been your destiny.

I receive these inspirational emails daily via Mike Dooley's Notes from the Universe. Like some of the other inspirational email I receive, the messages are a mix bag of banal and hair-tingling, right on target. This was one of the later. 

Oddly enough, earlier in the day, I'd been talking with God and lamenting the fact that I wasn't getting any open doors in response to my prayers, and yes, my own efforts. So, I guess the answer is: keep doing, keep trying, because that's the only way that things will ultimately happen. It made me think of this old familiar refrain:

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.

– quote by Scottish mountaineer William Hutchinson Murray

The key to that quote is that things happen after we commit ourselves. I'm interpreting that to mean after we take the initiative and take action.

Okay, I'm still struggling with all of this. I wonder why my past actions have not resulted in a job or the right house, the clicks, coincidences, synchronicities that are promised when we are 'doing' with intention. Was I not 'committed' enough? Have I missed out on the magic word, formula, not holding the right intention long enough with the right vibration? huh? 

The alternative is to stop taking action, which I'm pretty sure won't lead me to my intended results. So, I keep moving forward and consider whether the actions I am taking are the right ones, or whether there is something else I need to do. Sometimes I wonder if I'm on the wrong track altogether...such as when I wonder whether I'm unable to find the right house in Evergreen because I'm supposed to be somewhere else. Or whether I'm not able to find a job because I'm supposed to be doing something else. Or maybe, it's as practical as the right house doesn't exist and I'm looking for a job in a rotten economy. As for my commitment: today I applied to sixteen job postings, wrote two pages in my novel-in-progress, and of course, this post. So where's the open door???

 What do you do in the middle of the muddle?


larramiefg said…
Maybe it's not a door but a window you've overlooked?

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