Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.
Andy Warhol, Goethe, 1981, acrylic on canvas, 205 x 225 cm, Siegfroed Weishaupt Collection, © Artists Rights Society, New York, photo: Archive Siegfried Weishaupt Collection. Laupheim.
“The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves as well. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen accidents, meetings and material assistance that no one could have dreamed would come their way. Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” -Goethe
Love Goethe, my only beef with him, at least from historic portraits, is that it seems he never rocked any facial hair.