Saturday, February 23, 2013

You Cannot Be Totally Committed Sometimes

If you are conflicted, you cannot be honest.
If you are ambivalent, go to a deeper truth.
If you are uncertain, find the place of certainty.
If you are doubtful, seek a truth you trust.

Where there is doubt, there is fear.
When there is uncertainty, there is lack of trust.
When there is ambivalence, we are seeing two sides.
Where there is conflict, there is inability to see the best for all concerned.

Life gives us the opportunity to choose for what we know and speak and live.
Life belies what is in our conscious and unconscious mind.
Life demonstrates where we have allowed ourselves to be led astray.
Life can be our teacher and reveal the teachings of faulty fearful thinking.

We can choose to let the fearful world lead us to fear.
We can allow others teachings to be our guide and our savior.
We can let the past deceive us into believing we are not safe.
We can hang onto the errors in our mind to continue creating what we wish would no longer be.

When we commit to find a better way, the way will come.
When we commit to love ourselves well, we will do just that.
When we commit to being the powerful presence of Love in our lives, we are seen as that Loving Force.
When we commit to changing our minds to change our lives, it shall be done.

However, when we are committed sometimes, we engender an interrupted experience.
When we allow ourselves to neglect and forget our commitment, we have a limited change of mind.
When we let distractions, delays, detours, disappointments to interfere, we stop believing and achieving.
When we mistaken allow external authorities beliefs to create doubt and fear, we lose our way.

Consider how you may allow your emotions to get in your way.
Consider how you may believe your past is your guide to safety and peace.
Consider how the books you read or the people you meet  influence your choices.
Consider how little you may trust or respect yourself and your life learning journey.

What do you value?
Pick one or two or three top values.
Live each one daily in everything you think and say and do.
Drop the values that do not belong to you.

Hold yourself accountable and true at the beginning and ending of each day.
Live your life with integrity.
Be honest with yourself.
Forgive your forgetfulness immediately and choose again for what is truly of value for you.

Being wholly committed is the key to success.
Give it your all and you will not be disappointed.
Stop quitting on yourself.
Love your true Self benefits All.

Loving you is Loving me and all of us as one.
Betty Lue

Until One Is Committed

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 favor all manner
of unforeseen incidents and meetings
and material assistance,
which no man could have dreamt
would have come his way.

I have learned a deep respect 
for one of Goethe’s couplets:
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”

                  From the Scottish Himalayan Expedition
                        by W. H. Murray