“I suppose if I have one fear in my life, it’s the fear of wasting time. I don’t wanna look back at my life and think: 'God I wish I'd done all of this stuff, that I always wanted to do', but I didn't do because I was afraid or because someone was gonna take a pot shot at me, or because I might fail…”
And when the event, the big change in your life, is simply an insight—isn’t that a strange thing? That absolutely nothing changes except that you see things differently and you’re less fearful and less anxious and generally stronger as a result: isn’t it amazing that a completely invisible thing in your head can feel realer than anything you’ve experienced before? You see things more clearly and you know that you’re seeing them more clearly. And it comes to you that this is what it means to love life, this is all anybody who talks seriously about God is ever talking about. Moments like this.
Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections (via wordsnquotes)