No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.
If it were any other way, it would be easy. And if it were any other way, everyone would do it and your work would ultimately be devalued. The yin and yang are clear: without people pushing against your quest to do something worth talking about, it's unlikely it would be worth the journey. Persist.
In the midst of death life persists, in the midst of untruth, truth persists, in the midst of darkness light persists.
Towards the end of your life you have something like a pain schedule to fill out - a long schedule like a federal document, only it's your pain schedule. Endless categories. First, physical causes - like arthritis, gallstones, menstrual cramps. New category, injured vanity, betrayal, swindle, injustice. But the hardest items of all have to do with love. The question then is: So why does everybody persist? If love cuts them up so much.
For a finite-size system to persist in time (to live), it must evolve in such a way that it provides easier access to the imposed currents that flow through it.
Be stubborn and persist, and trust yourself on what you love. You have to trust what you love.
I persist on praising not the life I lead, but that which I ought to lead. I follow it at a mighty distance, crawling
Seneca the Younger
How does one stay mindful? Where feelings are known as they arise, known as they persist, known as they pass away. Thoughts are known as they arise, known as they persist, known as they pass away. Perceptions are known they arise, known as they persist, known as they pass away. This is how a monk stays awake.
We are squandering our wealth. In many respects, to the extent that we persist in our imperial delusions, we're also going to squander our freedom...
As the body cannot be sustained without corporeal food, nor continue in natural life, so without this life-giving food the soul cannot persist in the spiritual life of grace.
Denis the Carthusian