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.
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.