If you need Rock water, then there is not much joy and freedom in your life. The self-imposed martyrdom to the extent of masochism in the name of artificially enforced, fanatically pursued and impossibly high ideals, the complete lack of flexibility and incapacity for empathy and forgiveness.... we hardly need to continue here. In such a life there is not a grain of pleasure, joy or peace. However, the worse the negative aspect is, the better the positive one can be. When they are in balance, these people are completely free of rigidity, they are full of understanding and acceptance, they are always flexible and ready to re-examine their own concepts if given meaningful arguments.
Those who are very strict in their way of living; they deny themselves many of the joys and pleasures of life because they consider it might interfere with their work. They are hard masters to themselves.
"The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies"