"Life is not a game of striving and indulgence. It is not a long march and of duty and obligation. It is not, as Henry Ford once said, 'one damn thing after another.' Life is a desperate quest through dangerous territory to a destination that is, beyond all our wildest hopes, indescribably good. Only by conceiving of our days in this manner can we find our way safely through. You see, different roads lead different places. To find the Land of Desire you must take the journey of desire. You can't get there by any other means. If we are to take up the trail and get on with our quest, we've got to get our hearts back, which means getting our desires back."
(from "The Journey of Desire" by John Eldredge)