Many years ago, my friend, Jim, went on an Outward Bound trip to Maine. The trip included a solo time on an island, a couple of days meant for contemplation. Afterward, a counselor gave him a quotation by John Kavanaugh about being a searcher. Later, when my dad got sick and died, Jim shared it with me.
A few years back I made a presentation that included that quotation. Below are the parts from Kavanaugh.