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Love is an ideal thing, marriage is a real thing. A confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
-- Goethe
 

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2001

The blessing of consequence

Today is the way it is because of what happened in the days before. Every thought and every action has a consequence, and this day is the sum total of all those consequences.

It is completely as it should be, and we would not want it any other way. If there were no consequences, then we would be completely ineffective. Though sometimes those consequences seem difficult and even unbearable, they are infinitely preferable to the alternative.

In those consequences reside all of life’s possibilities. Take action, and it produces a result. Just think what a marvelous mechanism that is. Every accomplishment is based on it, and every dream depends on it.

Sometimes the connection is unclear. Nevertheless, that connection is there. Sometimes the necessary actions fail to get taken, and undesirable consequences result. Yet even in such failure is the possibility of success, because as soon as the actions are adjusted the consequences improve.

You are blessed with the inevitability of consequences -- your thoughts and actions cannot fail to produce them. Use every opportunity to ensure that you get the ones you want.

— Ralph Marston

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