perspicacious. you.

1-IMG_5264.jpgThere is nothing so beautifully genuine

as a broken hearted person’s love,

for in giving it they are saying,

“Yes, I have burned to smoke and ash for those I have loved.

I have been devoured, slowly, then spat back out.

And probability suggests you will likely ruin me too.

But here, have my heart, take it. I’d like you to.”

~Beau Taplin

sensing. feeling. knowing. the difference?

inquiry for today~   have you considered your life as destiny? as a calling? as something bigger and more alive than your everyday reality?

the mysterious calling

When destiny comes to a man from within, from his innermost being, it makes him strong, it makes him into a god. A man who has recognized his destiny never tries to change it. The endeavor to change destiny is a childish pursuit that makes men quarrel and kill one another. All sorrow, poison, and death are alien, imposed destiny. But every true act, everything that is good and joyful and fruitful on earth, is lived destiny, destiny that has become self.

The ability to suffer well is more than half of life-  indeed, it is all life. Birth is suffering, growth is suffering, the seed suffers the earth, the root suffers the rain, the bud suffers its flowering.

Learn to listen when the voice of life speaks! Learn to look when the sun of destiny plays with your shadows! Learn to respect life! Learn to respect yourselves! From suffering springs strength.

In the same way, my friends, man suffers destiny. Destiny is earth, it is rain and growth. Destiny hurts.

Solitude is the path over which destiny endeavors to lead man to himself. Solitude is the path that men most fear. A path fraught with terrors, where snakes and toads lie in wait. Without solitude there is no suffering, without solitude there is no heroism. But the solitude I have in mind is not the solitude of the blithe poets or of the theater, where the fountain bubbles so sweetly at the mouth of the hermit’s cave.

Solitude is not chosen, any more than destiny is chosen. Solitude comes to us if we have within us the magic stone that attracts destiny. Blessed be he who bears the magic stone in his heart. To him comes destiny, from him comes authentic action.

In each one of you there is a hidden being, still in the deep sleep of childhood. Bring it to life! In each one of you there is a call, a will, an impulse of nature, an impulse toward the future, the new, the higher. Let it mature, let it resound, nurture it!

~Herman Hesse

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