Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
A new week lays ahead of us and today it’s Wednesday again … time for a new episode of Haiku Shuukan. We are exploring Paulo Coelho’s “The Way of the Bow” and today our new episode is about responsibility … and here is the quote from Paulo’s novel:
[…] The target is the objective to be reached. It was chosen by the archer and though it is a long way off, we cannot blame it when we fail to hit it. In this lies the beauty of the way of the bow: you can never excuse yourself by saying that your opponent was stronger than you. You were the one who chose the target and you are responsible for it. […] (Paulo Coelho)
What do you want to reach? Do you have a “target”? You are responsible for reaching the goal you have set for your self … No one can help you with that … it’s your goal, it’s your responsibility.
feel like the wind
find your way to worlds unknown
you are alone
My target once was to write a novel. I have reached that target. After that I took a new target … to write haiku in English. That goal I also achieved. Goals are there to learn you to take your own responsibility … your goals have to be in reach after you have chosen them.
I have reached my goals … and you? Did you reach your goals?
This episode of Haiku Shuukan is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until next Wednesday March 11th at noon (CET).