The real work of this life is not what we do every day from nine to five. The real work is to disidentify from self-images that were formed lifetimes ago, and from which we still construct our daily lives. The real work is to allow ourselves to be who we already are, and to have what we already have. The real work is to be passionate, be holy, be wild, be irreverent, to laugh and cry until you awaken the sleeping spirits, until the ground of your being cleaves and the universe comes flooding in….our work is to discover, and then inhabit, our own lives.
-Geneen Roth, Appetites: On The Search For True Nourishment