We are promised many things by the dream stoking machine of popular culture … wealth, fame and eternal youth are all just a scratch-off ticket away. The gulf between the realities of our lives and the illusions we consume leaves many of us disheartened. Genuine hope gets lost in the neon thickets of wishful thinking and digital distractions.
Many years ago, the great Bengali poet, Rabindranath Tagore, described a path up and out of this disillusionment when he wrote, “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”
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