To advance in piety and enlarge your soul, meditate upon the perfection of divine attributes, contemplate the glories of Heaven, and consider the joys of saints and angels who live forever in the brightness and glory of our great God and His Christ. If, however, we have not yet advanced enough for these meditations and contemplations, it would be helpful to seriously consider the emptiness and error of all worldly happiness--grossness of sensuality, poorness of pride, stupidity of covetousness, vanity of dress, delusion of honor, blindness of passions, uncertianty of life, and shortness of all worldly endeavors. These require no depth of thought or sublime speculation, but forced upon us by all our senses, and taught us by almost everything that we see and hear. This is the wisdom and understanding of which it is said, "Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?" (Proverbs 8:1).Oh how this drives me to continue in my pursuit to grow in piety! This quote was taken from "A Serious Call To A Devout and Holy Life" by William Law.
Good post. Thanks.