"Everything has a purpose. The formula may not be 1 + 1 = 2. It may not be a formula we understand at all. But it's still a formula. I truly believe that everything's going according to plan -- but it's out of our hands. When it comes to my own life, I know I'm just holding on for the ride. In hindsight, there's great evidence of that. But along the way, especially when the water gets rough, it can be hard to believe it...
Ultimately, I think the best way to take advantage of what life has to offer is to be open to whatever comes, even when it doesn't arrive in the exact package you envisioned. No, there's no hard proof that everything's unfolding as it should. But that's what faith is: belief without proof."
-- Laird Hamilton in Force of Nature