ARE YOU TRYING TO ACHIEVE?
What is the Goal of life?
We are often mistaken by thinking 'The Goal' of life is to achieve a result.
However the sage teachings found in eastern practices proffer that the goal is not to achieve a result; it is to experience the richness found in each moment. The result is already achieved; what you choose to do with it determines your personal outcome.
This does not equate to do nothing; it equates to making a concerted effort to not always 'do'.
"Happiness' for example is best described by the Greek word eudaemonia:'human flourishing or fulfillment'. In other words, to be 'happy' we need only accept the gift offered in each moment of time - whatever that may represent. And, like any gift, the present moment of time offers us agency to do with it as we wish. It is called the present moment because it is exactly that, 'a present'.
Learn the art of wei wu wei
When we strive to attain a goal, we often forget the law of antithesis is required for anything to become a reality. Many thousands of years have passed since the simple practices of wei wu wei were shared, and somewhere along the path they were left behind. So if happiness is your GOAL, then practice to cease chasing it. You will be amazed at the realization that you probably already have it, and you didn't even realize.
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