Monday, 4 March 2019

Heroes


A hero always hesitates before taking a leap into new life. It is a hero’s business to leap into new life, and yet he hesitates every time, because, for one thing, that’s what heroes do. They wouldn’t be heroes otherwise. It’s part of the package to be drawn to the beyond and to be challenged before saying an irreversible ‘yes’.

If the hero didn’t face new frontiers and feel afraid, there’d be no triumph in the trip, no story in the narrative, and no hero. One must overcome oneself to earn the title, and so one will invariably hesitate before facing one’s fears and heading into the unknown.

The hero may even resist! We are called forward into new adventure that requires someone soulful to live and share it, but that means death of the old life and trust of the uncertainty. This means possible avoidance and certain hesitation by the protagonist before ultimately going for it. 

This hesitation is a sign of intelligence, and part of the process, and the going-for-it has meaning only in context of how much of the old self is overcome en route.

The name of the game is transformation and one never undertakes such a venture without due consideration. The stakes are high and the deal is real. Heroes have to be real.

Heroes have to go for it.

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