Quest

1 (a): a jury of inquest; (b): investigation
2: an act or instance of seeking: (a) pursuit, search; (b): a chivalrous enterprise in medieval romance involving an adventurous journey
3 obsolete: a person or group of persons who search or make inquiry

Source: www.merriam-webster.com

Etymology

Quest (n.): c. 1300, “an inquest;” early 14th century, “a search for something” (especially of judicial inquiries or hounds seeking game), from Old French queste “search, chase, hunt, pursuit; inquest, inquiry,” properly “the act of seeking,” and directly from Medieval Latin questa “search, inquiry,” alteration of Latin quaesitus “sought-out, select,” past participle of quaerere “seek, gain, ask” (query). Romance sense of “adventure undertaken by a knight” (especially the search for the Grail) is attested from late 14th century Johnson’s dictionary has questmonger “Starter of lawsuits or prosecutions.”

Source: www.etymonline.com

Wisdom

“Everything you possess of skill, and wealth, and handicraft, wasn't it first merely a thought and a quest?”

Rumi (1207-1273, Persian poet, Sufi master, and mystic; the best-selling poet in the US)

Bio Source:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20140414-americas-best-selling-poet

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”

Anais Nin (1903-1977, essayist, memoirist, and one of most influential writers of her time)

Bio Source:

anaisninblog.skybluepress.com/

“You didn’t get the quest you wanted, you got the one you could do.”

Lev Grossman (b. 1969, American novelist, journalist and critic; best known for “Warp,” “Codex,” “The Magicians,” “The Magician King,” and “The Magician’s Land”)

Bio Source:

levgrossman.com/about/

“It is a commonplace of all religious thought, even the most primitive, that the man seeking visions and insight must go apart from his fellows and love for a time in the wilderness.”

Loren Eiseley (1907-1977, American anthropologist, educator, philosopher, and natural science writer)

Bio Source:

www.eiseley.org/

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973, a major scholar of the English language who specialized in Old and Middle English; best known for writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings)

Bio Source:

www.tolkiensociety.org/author/biography/

Meditation

“It is a commonplace of all religious thought, even the most primitive, that the man seeking visions and insight must go apart from his fellows and love for a time in the wilderness.”

— Loren Eiseley

 

If you are sensitive like me or are becoming sensitive in your own unique way, the waves of energy this week may feel very interesting.

On Monday, the day may have been filled with productivity while time flowed effortless through.  It may have felt like a celebratory Friday rather the beginning of the week.  Tuesday, however, was a gem of a cosmic roller coaster ride.  You may have had to remind yourself what day it was.  Remember that time is not so linear, but quantum and more eternal.  So, keeping track of our markers is now crucial.

In one of our quantum universes it’s wonderful to focus on the summer Olympic games in Rio.  It’s so nice to be enthralled by the best of what mankind can create, rather than our destructions.  It’s also great to be reminded what it means to sacrifice our lives towards discipline and mastery.

Life can be an enigma.  Sometimes its peace can turn to drama for those things we suffer or for no particular reason at all.  Life is a ever evolving spiral of possibilities, and the journey is our humanity, after all.  When life overtakes us, step back and embark upon a vision quest to focus in and drill down for the insights.

Soldier on, sojourners! “There’s gold in them hills!”

Miraculously Yours, Tonya

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