I often dwell on the poem by Nathaniel Hawthorne -
"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
A profound thought which resonates deeply within me. For years, I chased the butterfly - always in pursuit of peace and happiness, but always out of reach. Until I quieted myself, and discovered so much more than I could have ever imagined.
If you find yourself in search of self, I encourage you to never give up hope. Quiet yourself. Allow the butterfly to alight upon you. Embrace your calling and soar.