What are we all looking for? Do we really know what “we” want? I would challenge that often we are so busy pursuing things that we fail to stop and question the pursuit itself. We are taught from a young age to achieve, strive, and win…so often at the cost of our health and happiness. I am not condemning the idea of striving for something better…just think we should be clear on our individual and collective definition of “better”. I think William Henry Channing said it better than I ever could…“To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, to all bravely await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.”
When will you be content?