Seeker vs Finder


“When someone is seeking," said Siddhartha, "it happens quite easily that he only sees the thing that he is seeking; that he is unable to find anything, unable to absorb anything, because he is only thinking of the thing he is seeking, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking means: to have a goal; but finding means: to be free, to be receptive, to have no goal. You, O worthy one, are perhaps indeed a seeker, for in striving towards your goal, you do not see many things that are under your nose.”

― Herman Hesse, Siddhartha

I think being a seeker is honored in our society.  To always be striving for something.  To hunger.  To reach.  

What if in the pursuit of the next thing, we miss this thing.  This thing in front of us.  The present.  This moment.  The joy in what is happening right before us.  

The love of now.  

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