One cannot find peace in work or in pleasure, in the world or in a convent, but only in one's soul.
There is only one way to win hearts and that is to make oneself like unto those of whom one would be loved.
Remember that it is nothing to do your duty, that is demanded of you and is no more meritorious than to wash your hands when they are dirty; the only thing that counts is the love of duty; when love and duty are one, then grace is in you and you will enjoy a happiness which passes all understanding.
W. Somerset Maugham,
The Painted Veil, 1925
If you feel lost, immerse yourself in love.