“Even in this life, we all walk on the hedonic treadmill: pleasures, both innocent and illicit, last for but a short while, and then become dull. Then we have to roam off in search of another pleasure, another object upon which to focus our fallen will. But when we do the works of God the Father and speak his words, we are doing and speaking the eternal: we experience the joy of eternal life even now.”
(Metropolitan Tikhon of the OCA, homily 09/16)