“Look out there beyond yourself … beyond your ashes and pains, beyond your boredom, beyond your appetites and useless worries, beyond the courting of personal pleasures which flash and die and need to be found again, beyond your ‘how do I look?’ and ‘what do they think?’

Perhaps the most important thing to learn is that to find ourselves we must look outside ourselves.

And don’t have any preconceived idea about what you’re going to find when you get there. The Magi found a poor baby in a poor cottage and it was all right.

They gave their best gifts. What are your best gifts. To whom do you give them and why?”