C.S. Lewis on Real Life

“The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one’s ‘own’, or ‘real’ life. The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one’s real life—the life God is sending one day by day: what one calls one’s ‘real life’ is a phantom of one’s own imagination.”

(C.S. Lewis, Letter to Arthur Greeves, 20 Dec 1943)

Source: The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 2