I'm really enjoying Henry David Thoreau's insights, humor and in this quote, humility.
I often hear of some who recount their spiritual victories, visions, dreams and transports as the norm of spiritual life. Now, my life is more like Thoreau's description, it made me laugh.
"As for passing through any great and glorious experience, and rising above it, as an eagle might fly across the evening sky to rise into still brighter and fairer regions of the heavens, I cannot say that I ever sailed so creditably, but my bark ever seemed thwarted by some side wind, and went off over the edge, and now only occasionally tacks back toward the center of that sea again." Thoreau.