Whatever is achieved through effort will require more effort to protect and maintain.
“To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.” Rootedness cannot be called an achievement. It happens when our minds are hushed and we’re completely stopped.
“The true man is revealed in difficult times.”
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
It’s when things go wrong that stories are written and movies made.
We encounter many obstacles on the inner journey. Paradoxically, the most formidable of them all—a life of comfort and ease, of having more than we need—doesn’t look like an obstacle.
What we are inclined to do, let us do more of. What we are disinclined to do, let us do less of. Inclinations and disinclinations—these are soul-speak, a language without a vocabulary.