Evelyn Underhill

“We mostly spend [our] lives conjugating three verbs: To Want, To Have, and To Do. Craving, clutching and fussing, on the material, political, social, emotional, intellectual- even on the religious- plane, we are kept in perpetual unrest: forgetting that none of these verbs have any ultimate significance except so far as they are transcended by and included in, the fundamental verb, to Be: and that Being, not wanting, having, and doing, is the essence of a spiritual life.”  – Evelyn Underhill (The Spiritual Life)


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