It helped me...
This is what you should do:
Love the earth and the sun and the animals,
despise riches, give alms to anyone who asks,
stand up for the stupid and the crazy,
devote your income and labour to others,
argue not concerning god,
have patience and indulgence towards all people
re-examine all you have been told in school or church or any book,
dismiss what insults your very soul
and your flesh shall become a great poem.
From the preface to the 1855 edition of "Leaves of Grass"
Hope it helps someone else out there other than me.
And just remember too:
Man gets tired- spirit don't
Man surrenders- spirit won't
Man is tethered- spirit free
What spirit is man can be.