Hubert Dreyfus

"To bring back the sacred today would mean being open to what shines on you and draws you and calls you to some vocation—that is the sacred. The sacred is whatever this meaningful power is that pulls—gives you the opportunity of having meaningful, dangerous commitments. Bringing back the sacred is becoming open to and sensitive to that. And you'll see it all over, but only if you develop the skills to see it. If you don't develop the skills to perform music, get into sports, write philosophy books, commit yourself intensely to raising your kids—if you don't develop any of those skills, you're left in nihilism. And now the punchline is that it's not that the gods have fled and withdrawn, it's that we've kicked them out."