The ideal attitude is that of generalized detached-attachment. For it would seem as though an attachment to all phases of the self would require at the same time an attitude of detachment from any particular phase of the self in order to prevent it from usurping the active expression of the other phases. The resulting attitude would result in both detachment and attachment, generalized to embrace each phase of the self, and extended to the whole self, to the universe, and to the attitude of detached-attachment itself.
Charles Morris, Paths of Life

Why do you not think of him as the coming one, imminent from all eternity, the future one, the final fruit of a tree whose leaves we are? What keeps you from projecting his birth into coming ages and living your life like a painful and beautiful day in the history of a great gestation? Do you not see, how everything that happens is always beginning again, and could it not be his beginning, since beginning in itself is always so beautiful? If he is the most perfect, must not the lesser be before him, so that he can select himself out of fulness and overflow? Must not he be the last, in order to include everything in himself, and what sense would we have if he, whom we long for, had already been?

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