Not knowing where The Prophet was or when he would return had The Child in a quandary. Her sense of belonging dissipated; her goals disjointed.
Octavio observed her sunken her face as he listened to her murmur.
“What you’re murmuring, Child?”
“I’m not murmuring, I’m quoting.”
“’You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.’ This quote strengthens me when I’m confused, Octavio.”
“Who said it?”
“A man that couldn’t connect the dots but he trusted his gut, his destiny.”
“And your quandary?”
“It seems so complicated. Know what I mean?”
“Yes. When I was small, I wanted to be big overnight, but it never happened. We develop as we pass through the stages. Progress is seen as we look behind us.”
“Yeah, The Prophet said I had to constrain myself to my course of action and stop trying to connect the dots. I wish he were here.”
“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other opinions drown your own inner voice," The Child said aloud. "And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
“Qui vive, Child?”
“What’s that, Octavio?”
“I know, but what does it mean?”
“Long Lives who?”
“Yes! Vive le Prophète!” Said The Child and broke out into laughter.
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