“For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself.”
— Viktor Frankl
“One’s task on earth must be of a more spiritual nature. It cannot be the search for the best ways to obtain material goods and then cheerfully get the most out of them. It has to be the fulfillment of a permanent, earnest duty so that one’s life journey may become an experience of moral growth, so that one may leave life a better human being than one started it.”
“Is it right that man’s life and society’s activities have to be determined by material expansion in the first place? Is it permissible to promote such expansion to the detriment of our spiritual integrity?”
Only voluntary, inspired self-restraint can raise man above the world stream of materialism.
// A World Split Apart by Alexander Solzhenitsyn //
Don’t matter if the road is long
don’t matter if its steep
don’t matter if the moon goes out
and the darkness is complete
don’t matter if we lose our way
its written that we’ll meet
at least that’s what I heard you say
a thousand kisses deep.