There is a theory that once you take a first step, things begin to fall into place.
Goethe said it best: “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.”
Now I’m not saying I’m committed to anything; after all, committment is a very scary word. But today things began to shift. Yes – today. This exact day in the space/time continuum.
I attribute it to my first step: making a decision to do the Hoffman Process. I told myself the truth that there is emotional work to do and I am going to do it. I don’t know how yet – but I will.
So, first off, it seems that the Hoffman Institute is giving away a free course. I wrote the essay and sent it in. Will I get it? I don’t know. But it was a step. I also talked to a teacher/facilitator from the course. It was a good conversation. I am taking these steps.
And then the work began today for the Village Bakery project. I will be doing a lot of writing in the next two weeks. It’s lovely for this hiatus to end and for this work to begin.
And I got another email for an article submission. I’ve written it and am about to send it in.
And then the sun came out and I spent almost two hours in the garden. I dug a new flower bed and planted and I shovelled manure and did – well – gardening. And the sun felt good and the garden looks pretty.
Last of all, our realtor called. We have a showing this weekend with what Susan calls, “Qualified buyers.”
All this in the space of one day.
I feel more grounded than I have in a long time.
Tomorrow I hike/scramble. And with any luck at all, I’ll be doing it in the sun.