I was a bit tired yesterday…so I figured I’d do what every sensible person would…I gathered other people’s words to publish today and I even went to my most frequented source. Enjoy peeps: Coelho.
“That’s the great problem with anyone wanting to study magic,” replied Wicca. “When we set out on the path, we always have a fairly clear idea of what we hope to find. Women are generally seeking their Soul Mate, and men are looking for Power. Neither party is really interested in learning. They simply want to reach the thing they have set as their goal. “But the path of magic—like the path of life—is and always will be the path of Mystery. Learning something means coming into contact with a world of which you know nothing. In order to learn, you must be humble.”
“When you were spreading the cards, you always had a preconceived idea of what would happen. You never let the cards tell their own story; you were trying to make them confirm what you imagined you knew.”
“Ask permission to enter,” said Wicca. “The spirits of the forests always appreciate good manners.” Brida asked permission. The wood, which had, up until then, been just an ordinary wood, seemed suddenly to come to life. “Stay on the bridge between the visible and the invisible,” said Wicca while they walked among the trees. “Everything in the Universe has life, and you must always try to stay in contact with that life. It understands your language. And the world will begin to take on a different meaning for you.”
From Brida by Paulo Coelho
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