"It is the acceptance to struggle to be faithful in the obligations of life, to be constant in prayer and charity, regardless of one's moods. It is keeping an even keel in a storm of anger and frustration and continuing to ply the oar amid the doldrums and tediousness of routine.
Being constant in one's duty is an essential ascetical practice. Being consistent in doing the unglamorous tasks of the daily round is the desert road. It is the insufferable barren track of life and the slow and steady ascent up Mount Carmel."
~ Fr. Marc Foley OCD
The Ascent of Mount Carmel: Reflections
....and this path in Carmel is the desert journey chosen for me by God...and I am most humbled. God calls ALL of us...will you follow?