"Do you know what it is for your tongue to have dried up from thirst, to have a little spring next to you and yet not approach it to be refreshed, but instead settle for swampy waters? do you know what it is to tremble from cold, for the fire to be next to you and for you not to extends your hands to get warm? Miserable people!" (Counsels for Life, by Fr. Epiphanios)
For indeed we are so, when we do not see the truth and still look for surrogates. When we get so busy with all the cares of life, but forget about true prayer and God.