Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fighting Windmills

Don Quixote by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes

"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 of gravity or momentum.  And the rule of Quest Physics maybe goes like this:  'If you are brave enough to leave behind everthing 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 your self... then truth will not be withheld from you.'  Or so I've come to believe.  I can't help but believe it, given my experience." 

From:  Eat Pray Love
Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling memoir.  One Woman's Search for Everything
Across Italy, India, and Indonesia

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