I have in mind here the belief that our thoughts do indeed become things. As I vacillate between the old and the new paradigms within which I have operated and intend to function in future, so my life becomes more convoluted and mysterious. The one step forward, two steps back syndrome dominates. I should rather be focusing on the one step forwards being the one small step that starts the journey of a thousand miles to paraphrase the Toaist saying.
I believe that there are two time scales colliding and it is this influence that causes the most upset. Our own inner world is totally under the influence of our thoughts. Most of those are based on unconscious, or at best subconscious, habits and reactions to life and as such are both spawned and born of the past, holding us in obsolete, outworn patterns. As we work to break these habits and inculcate new more adaptable and updated versions so we face fears of letting go as well as excitement about future prospects. These contradictory thoughts and actions need to be harnessed if the personal world is to change by our own volition. This all takes place in a timescale that we can dictate by consciously embracing our beliefs.
However there is also the timescale of the Universal. This is based on a far grander scheme of things - the bigger picture etc. On this level our own paths become somewhat subject to world or societal needs. Our hopes and wishes come to fruition at the point they are desired by our immediate environment. In this respect we are children of our times. Whilst the Universe per se does not judge or question, it does 'react' to the thoughts that we have and thus provides us with the experiences we need to grow and learn, fitting them to the requirements of those around us. Being in tune with this level of activity is the key to moving forward. As we doubt ourselves so the Universe provides more of the same, seemingly blocking our path. As we grow in self confidence so events unfold which give us the opportunity to exercise that new sense of self-belief. We are challenged to practice on a new level. The reward is that our inner 'knowing' grows and blossoms accordingly.
When we attune ourselves to go with the flow, there is no longer a need to direct and orchestrate our lives. Indeed life becomes a free flowing river which we can easily navigate, despite the boulders, torrents, tides and endless tributaries along the way. The word 'decision' becomes obsolete as we just 'know' what to do and when to do it. When our intentions are in accord with the timing of the Universe, there is no looking back - unless to honour the journey!