"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no “brief candle” for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
George Bernard Shaw
"There are streams of energy that can only be created in a group with others. We simply cannot get there by ourselves. The ancient gurus called it the "sangat" - the congregation. Find those individuals in your life that you can resonate with at your highest level of consciousness without holding back and without feeling judged. Those individuals are precious for you. Connect together, vibrate in gratitude, watch the doors open and the light shine in."
Kalyana-mitra, the Buddhist tradition of ‘noble friend’. Your noble friend “will not accept pretension but will gently and very firmly confront you with your own blindness. No one can see life totally. As there is a blind spot in the retina of the human eye, there is also in the soul a blind side where you are not able to see. Therefore you must depend on the one you love to see for you what you cannot see yourself.” Quoted in Sacred Contracts by Caroline Myss and in Anam Cara by John O'donohue