“Ask, and it will be given to you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you.”
Therefore, prepare for the prize, do not sit, wait expectantly, do not simply wander.
Let me ask you, as I have been guilty- when you read are you doing so monotonously to pass time, merely to “get through”, or to explore and adventure, to discover the inner secrets within a page.
Let me ask you, as I have been guilty- when you speak do your words conform to those whose ears they rest upon merely for the sake of conformity or does your voice desire true connection with it’s listener, despite the risk of discomfort it may fashion.
Let me ask you, as I have been guilty- when you work do you do so simply to droll on with life, hoping something greater will come your way or are you seeking to find the purpose you long for in it.
and yet I can admit that there has been much idleness.
Please in everything you do, search for the understanding in it, do not allow the world to silence you or subordinate you to it. For that which is within us is infinitely greater than that of the world, and deserves more than complacency just as you do.