“The Soul of the World is nourished by people’s happiness. And also by unhappiness, envy, jealousy. To realize one’s Personal Legend is a person’s only real obligation. All things are one, and there is no separation.”
“Whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It’s your mission here on earth.”
“People learn, early in their lives, what is their reason for being,”
said the old man, with a certain bitterness.
“Maybe that’s why they give up on it so early, too. But that’s the way it is.”
“Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.”
–Max Ehrmann, Desiderata