A child was looking at a sculptor at work. The shape of a horse gradually appeared from what was initially a big block. At first, it was vague; then it became more and more precise. When the work was completed, the child asked: â€śhow did you know there was a horse in this block?â€ť.
The assumption here is that we are both the sculptor and the horseâ€¦In other words, this is the assumption that inside of us is something we have to discover and unveil throughout our lives. Hence this idea of a quest, or of quests, through what sets us in motion and makes us act, far beyond the mere satisfaction of our biological needs.
This site was born from a fascination by this human energy, so similar and so diverse among all of us, and by the mystery of its meaning.
The thread of our quests is not easy to find and to follow. There are more questions than easy answers in these ventures;. it is those questions that we will explore here.
Practically, how to recognize my inner compass, if such a thing exists? How to live through turning points in life ? What risks should I take or not take ? Should I listen to the voice of reason, of enthusiasm at first sight, of intuition? And how to recognize them all ?
More generally, what am I chasing after ? What am I searching in my various actions and projects ? What roles in my life do they play ? What rules do I give myself in them ? .. and probably a few other questions.
Youâ€™ll find food for thought helping to connect with these questions:
- Accounts of experiences or interviews from persons who will accept to share their experience on these matters ( their anonymity is protected, according to their instructions, through changes of names and of significant details)
- Original research, which most often will be based on such interviews and try to draw lessons from them, to identify trends, commonalities or differences.
- Notes about, books, articles or films which bring insights on these matters
- Comments that readers will make on those documents
The aim is never to convince the reader that any of these documents contains â€śthe good modelâ€ť or the â€śgood answerâ€ť; different points of view can even be found in the site. The aim is to give readers opportunities to reflect and feel what is good for them. This in another underlying assumption here: a quest is very personal; we cannot tell someone else's route, we can only offer possible resources for their journey...
accounts of personal experience, research, comments, suggestions. You can simply visit it or help making it a living place, a collective creation (
In any case, enjoy your visit(s) !