Do not stop drinking and gobbling up food—and your body will never be light.
Do not stop fretting and worrying—and your spirit will never be pure.
Do not stop craving for sounds and sights—and your heart will never be calm.
No calm in your heart—and your spirit will never be numinous.
No numen in your spirit—and the Tao cannot work its wonders.
Success is not in homage to the stars or worship of the Dipper.
That rather makes you suffer and exhausts your body.
Success is in deepening the spirit powers of your heart.
There is no effort needed—the Tao of immortality is there!
Now you can live long!
The Book of Disquiet, Fernando Pessoa
The greatest book I’ve ever been given.