Wednesday, June 16

Mindful Monday: Hearing the teachings of blood

I have no right to call myself one who knows. I was one who seeks, and I still am, but I no longer seek in the stars or in books; I’m beginning to hear the teachings of my blood pulsing within me. My story is not pleasant, it’s not sweet and harmonious like the invented stories; it tastes of folly and bewilderment, of madness and dream, like the life of all people who no longer want to lie to themselves.

--Hermann Hesse

What are you noticing about your seeking tendencies?


for Mindful Monday



Source: Hesse, Herman. Demian: The Story of Emil Sinclair's Youth (English translation by N. H. Priday). New York: Boni and Liverite, 1923.
Photo credit: "Swiss stars," Tobias Van Der Elst, 2014.

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