“Until one day, without warning, the road stops testing the traveller and begins to treat him generously. The traveller’s troubled spirit takes pleasure in the beauties and the challenges of the new landscape.
And each step, which had until then been merely automatic, becomes instead a conscious step.
Rather than speaking to him of the solace of security, it teaches him the joy of facing new challenges.
The traveller continues his journey. He doesn’t complain of boredom now; he complains, rather, that he is tired. But at that point, he rests, enjoys the landscape and then carries on.
Instead of spending his whole life destroying the roads he was afraid of following, he begins to love the road he is on.”
~ Paulo Coelho, Manuscript found in Accra