Posted by Alex Guerrero
on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 4:26 PM.
I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it, because a man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. As André Gidé said, it is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves. And the personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself. The biggest of those truths lie deep inside ourselves, waiting to be revealed. Our own conscience, naked of prejudices and learned cliches...
We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character. Because Life is either a great adventure or nothing...
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We have grown up in a world which was given to us as it is, and it's self-justifying, and it tries to force us to follow some rules and patterns, ensuring its own survival. But we know, very well, that are certain features, certain aspects, which go against our human nature, reducing our ability to bright, to be upright. And we may acknowledge as well that those things must be corrected through the slow but unstoppable transformation of this system, in order to make it more just and human-like.
Sometimes the contradictions of the system, as it happens in our present time, become very apparent. And these are those opportunity windows when the transformation is more possible than ever, because more people will be aware of the unfairness of the rules that domain us... but it is still our duty to help them to see what they always knew deep inside themselves: to see their own inner light.