"Those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things." Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

How To Be As Deliberate As Nature

How To Be As Deliberate As Nature
Category: Life

"God himself culminates in the present moment, and will never be more divine in the lapse of all the ages. And we are enabled to apprehend at all what is sublime and noble only by
the perpetual instilling and drenching of the reality that surrounds us. The universe constantly and obediently answers to our conceptions; whether we travel fast or slow, the track is laid for us. Let us spend our lives in conceiving then.
...Let us spend one day as deliberately as Nature, and not be thrown off the track by every nutshell and mosquito's wing that falls on the rails. Let us rise early and fast, or break fast, gently and without perturbation..." - Henry David Thoreau

Consistency of purpose - that is the creator of futures yet to be seen. Nature's lessons are abundant, and thoroughly pointed out by Henry David Thoreau. To consider each moment sacred is the way of nature. The way of modern man de-sensitizes us to the continual renewal of present awareness. We must attend to our aim and nurture it with our purpose theat burns from within. Aim without purpose is tiresome and purpose without aim is meaningless. To live deliberately is the highest art; leave nothing to chance unless it be chosen such, and mold a sacred presence about you so that your beauty may shine forth.

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