"But we are clay as well as spirit. We exist, earth bound, for some seventy or eighty years. The problem I have always had with any overly 'spiritual' path is that it sometimes denies life. We have an eternity to exist in the soup of universal energy, but just a few precious decades to savor rich coffee, whether it's bad for us or not. To plant zucchini; to people-watch in a subway car; to love jazz. To love others, even if it gets messy."