“You have the need and the right to spend part of your life
caring for your soul.
It is not easy.
You have to resist the demands
of the work-oriented, often defensive, element in your psyche
that measures life only in terms of output
— how much you produce —
not in terms of the quality of your life experiences.
To be a soulful person means to go against all the pervasive,
prove-yourself values of our culture and instead
treasure what is unique and internal and valuable in yourself
and your own personal evolution.”

Jean Shinoda Bolen