Law of Attraction – Goethe Knew the Secret


Begin It Now!

I’ve been dabbling around in personal and spiritual growth for around 35 years – a long time. I’ve learned a lot and seen trends and think, sometimes, that something was gimmicky or flat and then, all of a sudden I awake! It really isn’t just a saying. It’s the truth. Below is a quote from Goethe which I had learned commitwhen I started working for a “New Age” sales manager in 1986. At the time I was just attracted to the novelty of  spiritual realization and had not really made a commitment to my spiritual growth.  The quote:

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back– Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that 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 dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius,power, and magic in it. Begin it now.      Goethe

All of a sudden the other day part of the quote popped into my head, “Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” In a nutshell, that is the Law of Attraction. If you can see it or dream it, you will attract it – the power and the magic. The only caveat is you REALLY have to believe it. And for me and most others, it is a gradual process – not an overnight event. The step you must take is to commit. It is the difference between thinking of something and doing.  It could take time but the main step is commitment.

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10 thoughts on “Law of Attraction – Goethe Knew the Secret

  1. I think it’s awesome that you have been evolving for 35 years. I first heard of the law of attraction about 5 years ago when I read ‘The Secret’ for the 1st time. I didn’t think it applied to me at the time because I was so comfortable in my misery. I love the quote from Goethe and will add it to my list of affirmations! Thanks so much for this inspiring article.

  2. Yes, the Law of Attraction really works, but reflects our dominant and most practiced thoughts. We can’t spend 5 minutes on a new thought and 23 hours and 55 minutes thinking the old thoughts and have anything change.

    That being said, we can simultaneously be positive and believing while also maintaining a healthy degree of scepticism. The Law of Attraction is not about ignoring common sense.

    We must also understand that the Universe works at its own speed. Although instant manifestation may sometimes happen, our desire will manifest in the universe’s timeframe rather than ours! It could even be that the universe knows that we are not yet ready to receive our desire.

  3. That quote is nice, but, I don’t think it’s true. Can anyone honestly tell me that providence has moved when they committed?

  4. LOVE this quote! It’s one of my favorites! It’s so true all we really need to ever do is take that first step, just begin moving in the direction of our dreams…If it’s meant to be, the universe will rise up to support us and bring us everything we need to manifest it.

  5. Even if you don’t believe in the secret law of attraction you get what you dominate your mind with. two thumbs up to the law of attraction.

  6. Excellent, inspiring quote and sage advice. I’ve been debating putting my whole soul behind a new venture and this inspires me toward action. Thanks for sharing!

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