“Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any misery, any depression, since after all you don’t know what work these conditions are doing inside you? Why do you want to persecute yourself with the question of where all this is coming from and where it is going? Since you know, after all, that you are in the midst of transitions and you wished for nothing so much as to change. If there is anything unhealthy in your reactions, just bear in mind that sickness is the means by which an organism frees itself from what is alien; so one must simply help it to be sick, to have its whole sickness and to break out with it, since that is the way it gets better.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet


“We’ve always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we’ve just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we’ve barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.” — Interstellar


“Life is sort of that journey.  And sometimes there’s a debate that before we’re born that we actually chose our journey for our soul to make for further transformation.  So some people say that you actually choose your journey.  Some other people like Freud are very deterministic: this is your journey.  Some people say that God knows everything that will happen to you.  Some people say no, you’re much more of a free person — that maybe God doesn’t really choose for you but certainly places certain things in your path for you to choose, knowing that your soul needs to be honed.  But the idea of what we choose is really what we need.  And every opportunity presents a challenge to make that right choice of how we are going to accept our circumstances or rise above them.” — [T.S.]