Yearning for the goal fulfills us more than its attainment: the desire is fulfilled, and without desire, the pleasure disappears. Hence pleasure is possible only out of yearning, rather than satisfaction of the desire.
Desire was created to be filled by fulfilling the beloved
A person receives fulfillment not so much from love in and of itself, but from the craving of love, the yearning for the one you love.
Hence a spiritual action is performed by faith above reason, “for the sake of bestowal.”
It is the yearning that fulfills a person—it is most important and must be cultivated.
From Twitter, 7/3/19