The voice continued, completely capturing Harjen’s attention. “Nobody can tell you how long this journey will take. If you aren’t paying attention to what is happening, you will be here longer than you ever could have expected. You may noticed carved into the walls around you are various different symbols. If you piece it together, you will know why you can never share any of what you discover here.
“If I could only guarantee you that sharing this secret would result in the burning off of both your ears, you would be better off. Countless people before you have found themselves mired in disillusion. They have shortchanged their simple desire to live and been encumbered by their ability to thrive. I fear I have already said too much. You will not hear from me again until you truly feel you are ready.”
With this final remark, the energy within the cave poured back into the cracks and was sealed up with the tape of time. Harjen finally succumbed to the weight of being awake and fell into a long slumber. Nature has, in its infinite ability, the ability to make bears sleep for months at a time. Harjen was not so lucky, but did sleep for almost a full 24 hours, only to awaken in a more restless state than he had been previously.
To be continued,..