Striving




Our attention spans may have been caught up
in the pressures of chasing faster, bigger, more,
and new, but our souls have known all along
that achievement of any of those things
brings only temporary satisfaction.

Then, the race begins again.
They do not bring happiness.

Happiness is found in looking at
what you have right here, right now,
and feeling at peace and appreciative of it all.

Striving to improve is an excellent pursuit
as long as it doesn't take away from
the fulfillment of the present moment.

Those who find happiness at every step
won't have a need for any top.

Those who will only be happy at the top
will only seek a new top once they arrive.

-Doe Zantamata 

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