Have you ever been called a coward?
Hermann Hesse called me one. He called me out for showing attributes and traits on the battlefield that I refused to bring home and use in my personal life.
When I left home to go to combat, I never expected to come back. I said my goodbyes and ‘that was that.’ Somehow, I survived those years.
When the wars were over for me, I relied on everything a man could rely on outside of himself. I could not stand on my own – so I retreated. I retreated to a dark cave where no one could see me or hear me but unfortunately, no matter what I did, I could still see and hear myself. I did not realize how cowardly I had become until I was reading one of Hesse’s books, “Steppenwolf.”
Hesse became a mediator between my lie – and my truth.
What did Hesse say to me?
What would he say to you?
TOGETHER WE TRANSFORM