I went about my house hold duties, convinced that the Grange had but one sensible soul in its walls, and that lodged in my body.
Though earth and man were gone, and suns and universes ceased to be, and Thou wert left alone, every existence would exist in Thee.
You have been compelled to cultivate your reflective faculties for want of occasions for frittering away your life on silly trifles.
From a Buddhist point of view, this is standing the truth on its head by considering goods as more important than people and consumption as more important than creative activity. It means shifting the emphasis from the worker to the product of work, that is, from the human to the sub-human, surrender to the forces of evil.
Many people seem to think that the spiritual life necessarily requires a definite and exacting plan of study. It does not. But it does require a definite plan of life; and courage in sticking to the plan, not for merely days or weeks, but for years.