It is better to do the wrong thing whole-heartedly than the right thing half-heartedly. Earnestness is the key. “The fool who persists in his folly will become wise,” promised the mystic William Blake.
We need to follow our enthusiasms, our in-god-ness. Whether it’s an enthusiasm for sex, travel, music or magic, follow that as far as it takes you. Eventually, every road returns us to ourselves.
The word enthusiasm combines two Greek words meaning in God. Typically, it’s expressed in intermittent bursts of creative activity. It’s not something we do; it’s something done through us.