Nothing on earth renders happiness less approachable than trying to find it. Historian Will Durant described how he looked for happiness in knowledge, and found only disillusionment. He then sought happiness in travel and found weariness; in wealth and found discord and worry. He looked for happiness in his writing and was only fatigued.
One day he saw a woman waiting in a tiny car with a sleeping child in her arms. A man descended from a train and came over and gently kissed the woman and then the baby, very softly so as to not to waken him. The family drove off and left Durant with a stunning realisation of the real nature of happiness. He relaxed and discovered that ‘every normal function of life holds some delight.’
Use your present moment for maximising fulfilment. You can make that choice right now, if you choose to!
An extract from Wayne Dyer’s Erroneous Zones. More of his wisdoms here.