Remember, though: You’re not trying to become better — more obedient, less lazy, less terrible. You’re just trying to feel better right now. There’s a difference. You’re not working toward a goal. You’re just working, period, because it feels good. You don’t have to arrive in a new place. You just have to set off down an empty road with an open heart. Think of the student who loves music, practicing her instrument, knowing what she loves the most. You don’t have to be Mozart to feel your way in the dark toward divinity.

You said it to me clearly: I want more. It’s time to take the enormous risk of wanting more. The fire is there. Follow it. But don’t worry about the finish line. Focus on how good it feels, each day, to be pointing toward your truest desires.