Did you ever read Hermann Hesse ? No ? Please do ! You will find much beauty and wisdom, you may even find your life and mindset transformed. Favorite books include ‘Siddhartha’, ‘Narcis and Gulmund’ (“Sol og Måne” in Danish) and the ‘Glass Bead Game’. Here comes a few qoutes :
Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.
It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
There’s no reality except the one contained within us. That’s why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert itself.
My take is that most of us have ‘forgotten’ some of these truths (if we subscribe to them, anyways), sadly. But it is never too late to start the quest for hinsight, wisdom and love. Let me finish this post with a poem by Hesse as well.
I can give you nothing
that has not already
its origins within yourself
I can throw open no
but your own
I can help make
your own world visible-
that is all.