The Physics of the Quest
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 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.’ Or so I’ve come to believe.
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
I love this quote. Thank you.
Good timing and so true (or so I believe 😉 ). Thanks Philip.
Great wisdom 😉
What she speaks of in the paragraph is the natural unfoldment of human development. We can do it on our own or follow a specific path. The ancient occult schools gave directions on the path to enlightenment/awakening/the Real.
Everything we do is part of that Way; everything that happens to us is part of that Way.
We are all manifestations of the universe, so it can be no other way.