Most times the cycle ends and you’re a better person because of it. This leads to new cycles. Other times the cycle ends and you end up doing it all over again.
Every now and then a “soul-nourishing experience” – a good meal, trip, escapade with friends, A drink, etc. – heals it of the discipline it has endured, just as discipline strengthens the spirit.
“You can never step in the same water twice.”