I felt a deep need three days ago to reflect on things and seek peace and calm. I needed to find the wisdom and will to continue my mission in the desert.
I entered the Cave of the Ages where all that have cared for the secrets of the mountain have been laid. I know that the wisdom of all that have gone before is there for me to seek. When the wisdom is needed, they will impart it to me if I seek it and humbly request it.
I went to the crypt of The Old Goat, as that is where I feel most at peace. I find the answers inside myself most easily there. The ancient ones will come there to impart anything they think that I need to know.
I found what I was seeking and can continue what she tasked me with.
Look inside yourselves for that strength to overcome that has gotten you this far. You can make it across the desert of NML and remain an EX smoker.
I will continue fighting Nic and his band. I will lead all that travel past his traps and snares. The camels are strong and know the trail. They will carry you safely through the desert if you will let them.
With the help of The Sheik and his followers, Nic will be foiled in his attempts to lure back those that have left him behind.
As I was preparing to leave the cave, a caretaker here told me that there were some that were remembering The Old Goat.
Her life inspired many to persevere and overcome the addiction Nic and his band had held them in.
I think she would want me to share her story once more.
I hope you find peace and strength in this simple woman's life.
Walk strong in your quit journey and overcome that addiction to nicotine. You can break it and live a life free from it. Many have done it, and so can you.
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.
Larry the Caravan Master