We Can’t Invent or Reinvent Ourselves

We forget that we can’t be happy by looking for happiness; we can’t be successful by aiming at success; we can’t be passionate by trying to be more passionate.  We need someone other than ourselves to love, desire and trust.  We can’t invent or reinvent ourselves.  We do not choose our own nature from a supermarket of unlimited options.  That is a fable we keep telling oursevles as we fly with waxen wings toward the sun.

– Horton, Michael, Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World; Zondervan; copyright 214; Kindle Edition; page 103