It’s amazing how quickly the things you thought would make you happy seem small once you stumble on something true.
Hilary T. Smith, Wide Awake (via quoted-books)
It’s not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What’s hard, she said, is figuring out what you’re willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about.
|—||Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way (via feellng)|
Aren’t you, like me, hoping that some person, thing, or event will come along to give you that final feeling of inner well-being you desire? Don’t you often hope: ‘May this book, idea, course, trip, job, country or relationship fulfill my deepest desire.’ But as long as you are waiting for that mysterious moment you will go on running helter-skelter, always anxious and restless, always lustful and angry, never fully satisfied. You know that this is the compulsiveness that keeps us going and busy, but at the same time makes us wonder whether we are getting anywhere in the long run. This is the way to spiritual exhaustion and burn-out. This is the way to spiritual death.
|—||Henri J.M. Nouwen (via observando)|