You must never sacrifice your relationship with God for the sake of a relationship with another person.
What sorrow for those who are wise in their own eyes and think themselves so clever.
The New Living Translation
It’s important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don’t necessarily nurture the soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal’s rhythm of rest and activity.