Strength of character isn’t always about how much you can handle before you break, it’s also about how much you can handle after you’ve broken.
“As you get older you start doing things in reverse. You start cutting people out from your life. Your Christmas list becomes practically nonexistent. You don’t need to be the first in line for everything. You take less pictures because some memories are best kept in your heart and not your hard drive. And instead of looking for love, you dig for it from within.” – Unknown
When the world was new, the Gods on Mount Olympus enriched the Earth with animals, the creatures of the sea, the plants, and all living things. After many eons of time, the Gods at last looked upon those curious humans tampering with the forests and gardens of the world. They decided they would hide the Secret of Life until humans had grown and evolved in consciousness to the point where they would be ready for it.
The Gods of Mount Olympus argued about where the Secret of Life should be hidden.
One said, “Let us hide it high upon the tallest mountain, they shall never find it there.”
A Goddess replied, “Humans have insatiable curiosity and ambition. They will eventually climb the tallest mountain.”
Then another Goddess suggested, “We should hide the Secret of Life at the bottom of the deepest ocean.”
“You don’t understand,” said a God, “Humanity has a boundless imagination and a potent desire to explore the world. Sooner or later they will reach even the greatest ocean depths.”
Finally, a Goddess came up with a solution, “Let us hide the Secret of Life in the last place humans would ever look. A place they will only come to when they have exhausted all other possibilities and are finally ready.”
And where is that?” asked the Gods.
To which the Goddess replied, “We will not hide it at all…”
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