I read the following Daily Thought, courtesy of Chabad.org, and it spoke to me in an indescribable way;
“No person can know his own inner motives.
He may be kind because kindness brings him pleasure.
He may be wise because wisdom is music to his soul.
He may become a martyr burned in fire because his heart burns with defiance.
How can you know that your motives are sincere? What is the test?
The test will be when doing the right thing cuts against the grain.
Torah Ohr 19b; Likkutei Sichot, vol. 20, pp. 76, 306–307.”
Thank you to Chabad.org for providing not only this, but millions of other sources of inspiration, to me and others across the world.