It is no secret that I covet the book The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. My copy has handwritten, smudgy notes covering the white spaces. It’s pages are curled and faded. I have read and reread and then re-reread this book too many times to count.
This morning, I opened to this W.H. Murray quote:
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 not otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man would have dreamed would come his way. I have learned deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets: “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it. Begin it now.”
I’m not going to pretend this journey has been without fault. There has certainly been a few hiccups along the way. But the gift of being able to capture people’s love stories has been so completely magical. The people I have met, the moments I have shared, the life that has been created for our family. I simply cannot take responsibility for it all. There is a secret magic in living the life of your dreams. Crazy hard work, yes, but wonderful happenings swirl around it all and if we stop to recognize the grace of it all- it really is miraculous.
Begin it now.
Sprout Artwork by Loretta Grayson. Her beautiful work can be found in her StellaViolet Etsy shop.