“Some people appear to give up on love, and you see the lifelessness in their faces. The soul craves love, and if you give up on love because it is so difficult, the life will seep out of you like air out of a punctured tire. You will go flat. You may wonder why life has no meaning. You may not realize that meaning is love that gives life its shape and purpose.

Clearly love is not about making you happy. It is a form of initation that may radically transform you, making you more of you who are but less of who you have been.”

-Thomas Moore, Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life’s Ordeals