commit oneself

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When she did not understand, it was sweeter still to think that the wish to understand everything is pride, that it is impossible to understand all, that it is only necessary to believe and to commit oneself to God, whom she felt guiding her soul at those moments.
Trappist monk Thomas Merton recognized the detrimental effects of our chronic busyness, writing that "to allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything is to succumb to violence.
posits that people must have something to live on, to live for, and to die for-a process leading to the Ignatian freedom to dedicate and commit oneself to God's mission, simply, to what God wants us to do.
They realized that bombing heavily defended targets is serious business and no game--that it is logically impossible, in the violence of a fight, to commit oneself as an individual only in some proportion of his total drive and combative instinct.
To remember Hiroshima is to commit oneself to peace.
Supporting his younger brother's decision, Fortis executive chairman Malvinder Singh, 43, said, "It is not always that one gets to commit oneself in the service of the society and I am delighted that Shivinder is taking this step at this phase of his life.
And second: why would one want to commit oneself to such a thing?
On the contrary, "it is a firm and persevering determination to commit oneself to the common good.
Few dissented but who could possibly commit oneself to the hashtag -- "Je suis un terroriste" (I am a terrorist)?
It can be truly attained and enjoyed, as the highest quality of life and a more human and sustainable development, only if all are guided by solidarity as "a firm and persevering determination to commit oneself to the common good.
highlights the crucial role of decision making and the many elements that enter into it, the text as a whole repeatedly invites the reader to make an existential decision to commit oneself.
Jollimore writes: 'Indeed, the decision to commit oneself to a given value is, in essence, the decision to treat it as important.