At the Moment of Commitment….

We all have dreams and aspirations. While our dreams are all vastly different, they are all very similar. We all want to excel and shine in what we feel inspired to do.

How many of us follow our dreams?

Who chooses to shine once inspiration takes hold?

It can be far too easy, rather than follow our dreams to just to dismiss them as unobtainable.

When inspiration strikes we can let it pass believing we can do it tomorrow. Tomorrow is always a day away.

Why do we do this? Why do we avoid a fulfilling life and instead accept mediocrity.

It takes courage and faith to step from the shadows into to the spot light. Personal greatness is never found lurking in the shadows.

If we are brave, step into the spot light and shine, it can create attention. This attention can be both positive and negative.

The fear of criticism and failure can hold us back and cripple our dreams.

We can feel incredibly vulnerable if we remove the mask we wear and expose our authentic self. If your dream does not require and involve your authentic self, is it truly your dream?

How do we transition from believing our dreams only occur while sleeping, to overcoming our fears and proudly marching towards a fulfilling life? Your dreams might not occur overnight!!!

We need to commit to the journey. Commit to take the first step on the journey to our dreams. When we feel inspired, we need to commit to embracing the ideas and taking action. Commit to stepping out of the shadows and to shine.

On a personal note the idea of writing for me was absurd. I had always struggled with English at school and instead embraced maths and science. I studied engineering and my writing was only ever notes. But now I feel inspired to write. My mind is full of ideas that circle around until they are written. This is my 34th post yet I have never really shared any of them. The fear of rejection holds me back but I need to change this. It is time to commit!

I’ll leave you with these two quotes:

“At the moment of commitment the entire universe conspires to assist you.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

“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 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.”

William Hutchinson Murray (1913-1996)

Mark- Journey to Unity


This post, At the Moment of Commitment was originally published on our other website, The Alchemists Journey on the 1st July 2019.

Let’s Make the Last 100 Days of 2021 Count

For many of us, 2021 hasn’t been the easiest of years.

On the 23rd of September there will be 100 days remaining of 2021. Let’s make the most of the last 100 days.

If there is a challenge you wish to overcome, such as a bad habit, addiction or weakness. The next 100 days could be used to overcome and conquer this.

Maybe there is nothing you wish to overcome, then the next 100 days could be used to action positive practices such as daily meditation or work towards something you would like to achieve.

Whatever you wish to change in your life, let’s use the last 100 days of 2021 to our full advantage. Print the attached sheet, write down what you desire to change or achieve and cross off each day as you journey towards your goal progresses.

Together we can welcome in 2022 stronger, healthier and happier.

Mark and Tania – Journey to Unity


This post will be published on both Journey to Unity and The Alchemist Journey sites. Each site has a slightly differing version of the attach sheeted. Please pick whichever one resonates most with you.

What is Unity?

Unity is a word often spoken about, but what does it mean?

The oxford dictionary defines unity as:

  • The state of being united or joined as a whole.
  • In Mathematics- The number one.

Our website’s tagline is- Together on the path to unity

If we substitute the word unity for the definitions above, we get:

  • Together on the path to wholeness
  • Together on the path to oneness

The word unity is from the Old French word, unite and the Latin word unitas meaning one. This could not be more perfect. When we unite we become one!

In further articles we will explore and delve further into unity. We would love you to join us for the journey.

Mark- Journey to Unity

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The snow capped Atlas Mountains, Morocco