Become the better you seek

Seekers often seek a destination, a place; often set in the future when things will be “better.”

Humans seem to have the need to seek such a place, believing that “progress,” art and other achievements will lead to this place that is better. But this fictional place has never existed and will never exist because it is always changing. This fictional place and time is often based on some vague notion of “better.” 

Perhaps you believe that the world should be a more fair place. That sounds reasonable. But what is fair? Can you define fair? What does a universe look like in this world of fair? Would it look like that to other people seeking such a world? Or, would it have looked like that to people living 200 years ago? In someways, the answer is probably yes. In other ways, no. How about in 200 years? Would you be the judge of this fair world that you created? Or would it be a committee?

Instead we can become our own “better” with each action we take.

Take a breath and breathe in the meaning of your own better. With every interaction become your better self. Each movement of your body. Each word you utter. This is the better you likely seek.