from Disney to your teachers, they'll tell you to 'follow your heart', when it comes to living your life, sharing what you know, embarking on your Journey. But as Carlo Carreto once remarked, "It is not easy to live with hearts like ours." They are fickle, they clamor to be first, they will lie to you when it comes to how you are to treat other people. Unless you've had a 'change of heart' and undergone some sort of tweaking, or adjustment, or re-creation altogether. Even then, you can expect the guidance to go on... so you can become Better, even Perfect. The Western Mystics would refer you to the holy Mirror for self-examination: because it doesn't lie, or distort, or have an agenda to make you into someone you're NOT. My characters are, of course, facets of myself. They are FAR from perfect, complete, or finished. That is what makes them so engaging... IMHO.