struggle

If a man gives way to all his desires, or panders to them, there will be no inner struggle in him, no ‘friction,’ no fire. But if, for the sake of attaining a definite aim, he struggles with the desires that hinder him, he will then create a fire which will gradually transform his inner world into a single whole.

P. D. Ouspensky, In Search of the Miraculous (1949).

pencil on paper, 297 x 210 mm, 2012

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