no royal road

After a whirlwind weekend of amazing encounters and revelations I find, as is so often the case, that my favourite authors manage to perfectly formulate the ideas that are still crystallising in my mind:

“A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.” – Jean de La Fontaine

“When suddenly you seem to lose all you thought you had gained, do not despair. You must expect setbacks and regressions. Don’t say to yourself “All is lost. I have to start all over again.” This is not true. What you have gained you have gained….When you return to the the road, you return to the place where you left it, not to where you started.” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen

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