I had written previously about experience and recently heard a phrase (from Emerson?) that stated the closer actions are to thoughts the more divine the man.
Today I heard these lyrics:
And death is at your doorstep
And it will steal your innocence
But it will not steal your substance
–Mumford and Sons, Timshel
I realized I was missing a piece of the puzzle; purity (innocence) cannot last, but goodness (substance) can, and that is the challenge, to not become disheartened by experience (death) and lose virtue.
Image: Audrey Kawasaki, girl in static