The place we desire (by Paulo Coelho)

“The turtle was crossing a swamp, covered in mud, when it passed a temple. There it saw the shell of another turtle – all adorned with gold and precious stones.

“I don’t envy you, ancient friend,” thought the turtle. “You’re covered in jewels, but I’m doing what I want.”

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Sometimes another says it best. Freedom is the essence of peace.

who says?

Who says you can’t fly? There is so much potential to the human being. Many of that potential goes unrealized in people. Many do not live their life, they spend it. I don’t blame them, it’s hard to be yourself — hell, it’s hard to even know yourself. Some things take practice.

Who says you need eyes to see? Helen Keller had eyes, and though she was blind physically, she saw so much of what life really was. Is. She saw more than many people see in their lives today. She was deaf to verbal-auditory language, but maybe that’s how she could listen to her heart. “Life is a daring adventure or nothing.”

It’s hard to understand that you are someone who is always changing and have so many aspects of you to discover. Society does not help. It tells you to Spend, to Have; few times it tells you to Be. Sometimes we mistake what society tells us for what We tell us. The best part about a mistake is that you can learn from it. Though I realize I might have contradicted myself saying whether you should or should not listen to society, I mean to say that it does not take a wise person to speak wise words. The truth does not need to be explained, only heard.