Tolstoy came to the conclusion that the apparent emptiness of our lives is a kind of mercy sent to us from the depths of our being. Its purpose is to shake us loose from over-involvement in superficial concerns and to call us back to our spiritual roots. “I can refer to this by no other name than of a thirst for God,” he writes. “This craving for God had nothing to do with the movement of my ideas-in fact, it was the direct contrary of that movement – it came from my heart.” – Harry Moody writes on Leo Tolstoy after his novel War and Peace was considered one of the best in the world and he had everything a human could want, riches, fame and great respect amongst his peers.