“That’s just the way it is. As many times as you trip and fall, i.e., give in to a desire—just get up. There is a tendency when we fall for many of us to sit around and feel guilty and wallow in self-recrimination...Such self-recrimination is just more of the ego dance. Let it go by and get on with it. After all, if you were finished, you wouldn’t need to begin. Just accept where you are in the here and now and proceed full speed.”
- Ram Dass. “Be Here Now (Enhanced Edition).” HarperCollins, 2010-10-26.