Inspirational Vitamin: The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
“The last, if not the greatest, of the human freedoms: to choose their own attitude in any given circumstance.”
– Bruno Bettelheim, was a child psychologist and expert of fairytales.
“What you still need to know is this: before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. That’s the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one ‘dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon. Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested.”
– Paulo Coelho, from his best-selling book The Alchemist.
“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. Fear of the unknown is our greatest fear. Many of us would enter a tiger’s lair before we would enter a dark cave. While caution is a useful instinct, we lose many opportunities and much of the adventure of life if we fail to support the curious explorer within us.”
– Joseph Campbell, the man, the myth the legend.