A tripwire of smell
May she have freedom soon

Set out on a journey

Thequest

The launching point of a thousand journeys / Rijeka, Croatia / May 2005

From Elizabeth Gilbert the author of Eat, Pray, Love (a wonderful book; the author packs up her life in the U.S. and spends a year abroad -- she eats and learns Italian in Italy, prays and lives in an ashram in India, and finds love in Indonesia) :

I’ve come to believe that there exists in the universe something I call “The Physics of The Quest” – a force of nature governed by laws as real as the laws gravity or momentum. And the rule of Quest Physics maybe goes like this:
“If you are brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting (which can be anything from your house to your bitter old resentments) and set out on a truth-seeking journey (either externally or internally), and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue, and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher, and if you are prepared – most of all – to face (and forgive) some very difficult realities about yourself . . . then truth will not be withheld from you.”

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