By Jonathan Timar
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It has been some time since I have felt inclined to do any writing. It is not that I have not had inspiration, or been lacking in things to write about, it’s just that I have been too busy doing to spend time writing about doing.

Indeed, my life has been full stead ahead for the past several weeks, and I can scarcely articulate how unreal it is that so much has happened in such a short period of time, and yet, it has. And what has happened has been as amazing and wonderful as anything I have ever experienced.

I am reminded of one of my favourite quotes which I have previously posted on this blog.

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. 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 favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.”

William Hutchinson Murray (1913-1996), from his 1951 book entitled “The Scottish Himalayan Expedition”.

May I just say that truer words were never spoken. I know this because I have recently experienced some great lessons in commitment, and consequently some unreal results.

According to Wikipedia, the term synchronicity refers to experience of two or more events that are apparently causally unrelated occurring together in a meaningful manner. To count as synchronicity, the events should be unlikely to occur together by chance.

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    The cause of synchronicity, or whether is even exists as an actual phenomenon or merely a description is up for debate but I personally believe that synchronistic events occur as the result of one being committed, and I mean truly committed to a specific result. In other words, commitment is the catalyst for synchronicity, and synchronicity is the action of fulfillment.

    The greatest trap we all fall into is the idea that we need to know how to do something in order to do it. If this were the case then nothing in this world would ever get done. Nothing would be created, invented, altered, improved, achieved or even conceptualized. There would be no cars or computers or iPods. There would be no music, no art, no culture. There would be nothing. The human race would never have progressed beyond cavemen.

    Everything that we do, we originally did before we knew how to do it. We said our first words without thinking about how we were going to talk. We began walking before we knew how we were going to balance and make our legs move. We did these things because we were committed to a certain result, and without knowing how, we achieved it. And by doing it, we learned HOW to do it.

    Everything that anyone knows in this world is known because it was tried and tested and learned by someone who did not know how to do it.

    Somewhere along the line though, we learned to be paralyzed by things. We started to look at life backwards. We started to believe that in order to do something, we first had to learn how. That’s not how it is at all.

    To learn something, to achieve something, to acquire something, once first needs to commit, which will be the trigger for synchronicity to occur and take care of the rest.