"Warrior-travelers don't leave any debts unpaid," don Juan said.

"What are you talking about, don Juan?" I asked.
"It is time that you square certain indebtedness you have incurred in the course of your life," he said. "Not that you will ever pay in full, mind you, but you must make a gesture. You must make a token payment in order to atone, in order to appease infinity."

Carlos Castaneda, The Active Side of Infinity