Build your life on your own efforts; do not rely on anything else. Accept and make use of all the good things the outside world has to offer, but do not count on them.

For, your true destiny is to journey throughout all the regions of space, amongst the stars and the suns, and on this journey, you may only take with you the riches you have stored up within yourself. You must learn what to work on and what to count on.

As long as you rely on material objects and conditions, you will eventually be let down. You can only truly rely on the spirit, which is pure activity, steadfast effort.

As for the rest, use it if you have it, and thank heaven for giving it to you, but do not count on it.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov