“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory, and Other Addresses
Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man’s hunger. And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distills a poison in the wine. And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man’s ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night
Events are the results of causation: intrinsic in every cause is its exact result. We then observe the effect is cause moving though time and space. When we have learned the greatest lesson in life that causation is a singularity or that cause and effect are one, we have arrived with peace where our work and labors produce fruits of enjoyment. Fear, doubt, and anxiety no longer hold us in bondage for our cause is set in motion assuring us an effect founded in faith, hope and love. Hard work is made easy work through knowing that our labor is not in vain. In reality there are no such things as hard work and easy work. There are only repugnant work and enjoyable work.
And I say that life, is indeed darkness save when there is urge,
And all urge is blind save when there is knowledge,
And all knowledge is vain save when there is work,
And when you work with love you bind yourself to yourself, and
to one another, and to God. — Kahlil Gibran
Know thyself. Lay transparent your feelings, expose them, no matter the pain, cost or humility involved. This is the path of freedom when your hurts, reagrets, griefs, torments, fears have been cast away. Then and only then will you find your true being and comprehend the nature of the power that flows unimpeded through the depths of your being.