“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 axious 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.”

-Henri Nouwen (Life of the Beloved)