Don’t you often hope that maybe this book, idea, course, trip, job, country or relationship will fulfill your deepest desire. But as long as you are waiting for that mysterious moment, you will go on running, always anxious, always restless, always lustful and angry but never fully satisfied. You know that this is the compulsiveness that keeps us going and busy, but at the same time makes us wonder whether we’re getting anywhere in the process. This is the way to spiritual exhaustion. This is the way to spiritual death.

Well, you and I don’t have to kill ourselves. We are the beloved. We are intimately loved long before our parents, teachers, spouses, children and friends loved forwarded us. That’s the truth of our lives. That’s the truth I want you to claim for yourself. That’s the truth spoken by that voice which says, “You are my beloved.”