this realization came to me when i began to move and work at a pace that wasn’t healthy. i felt like a hamster on the wheel of productivity running and running towards…..????? it didn’t matter because i never got there. there was no end. it kept going and going. the more i ran towards the idea that i’ll be happier once i achieve the next thing. and the next thing. and the next. it became a perpetual cycle of trying to reach ‘my full potential’ in my career but at the expense of all the other parts of living that brought me joy.
the world creates systems to tell us otherwise. creates an unsustainable reality that pushes people to the brink.
i learned that everlasting happiness comes from community. connection. laughter. the feeling of belonging to something bigger than myself is so freeing and such a relief .
will not be soothed
by what we achieve
how we look
or all the hard work we do
even if we managed to
make all the money in the world
we’d be left feeling empty for something
our souls ache for community
our deepest being craves one another
we need to be connected
to feel alive