Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was. Dag Hammarskjold quote
You are the lens in the beam. You can only receive, give, and possess the light as the lens does.
If you seek yourself, you rob the lens of its transparency. You will know life and be acknowledged by it according to your degree of transparency, your capacity, that is, to vanish as an end, and remain purely as a means. Dag Hammarskjold quote