I’ve been re-reading my favorite series of fantasy books again.
Judge if you must, but I assure you that these books are extremely well written and incredibly relevant to current life in so many ways. The more I dive into my spiritual practices, the more I learn about shamanism, herbalism, and ancient ancestral knowledge, the more I see how tuned in the author Robin Hobb really is. I have had many “light bulb” moments while reading through The Farseer Trilogy when the characters have an experience or explain something in such a way that really hits home and I am able to see one of life’s truths in a new way.
If you don’t mind, I’d love to share with you an excerpt from Royal Assassin that I read last night. It’s a little long, but it’s worth the read:
‘He shook his head pityingly. “This, more than anything else, is what I have never understood about your people. You can roll dice, and understand that the whole game may hinge on one turn of a die. You deal out cards, and say that all a man’s fortune for the night may turn upon one hand. But a man’s whole life, you sniff at, and say, what, this naught of a human, this fisherman, this carpenter, this thief, this cook, why, what can they do in the great wide world? And so you putter and sputter your lives away, like candles burning in a draft.”
“Not all men are destined for greatness,” I reminded him.
“Are you sure, Fitz? Are you sure? What good is a life lived as if it made no difference at all to the great life of the world? A sadder thing I cannot imagine. Why should not a mother say to herself, if I raise this child aright, if I love and care for her, she shall live a life that brings joy to those about her, and thus I have changed the world? Why should not the famer that plants a seed say to his neighbor, this seed I plant today will feed someone, and that is how I change the world today?”
“This is philosophy, Fool. I have never had time to study such things.”
“No, Fitz, this is life. And no one has time not to think of such things. Each creature in the world should consider this thing, every moment of the heart’s beating. Otherwise, what is the point of arising each day?”’
Thanks for bearing with me; I know that was a long quote. But did it hit home a little bit?
To me it is a reminder to be aware that all of your actions are meaningful in one way or another. All of our choices have consequences, positive or not. And we ALL can choose to make a difference in the world when we make the decision to be aware of what we do or don’t do, say or don’t say, believe or don’t believe.
It is a reminder to dive deep and find meaningful thoughts and actions that make us a better person and thereby we help to create a better world.
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