Still waters…


Have you ever noticed, it can appear some are floating on life’s river.

Ogunquit sails

Ogunquit sails

Yet, upon a closer look they are only appear still…

Ogunquit view w boat

Is it so bad to be still?

Is it so bad not to be actively chasing?

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Chasing careers, chasing financial success, chasing recognition, chasing bigger, chasing better; only to catch it to find it not enough.

Ogunquit juniper berries

Can a successful life be one with out notoriety or fame?

Can we still quietly achieve, not announcing every achievement  to the world?

Ogunquit gull

Maybe this holds my smoldering distain for social media, where every undertaking is announced, every exploit a plea for approval.

Ogunquit rocky

It is ok to be.

Can you know you matter.

Recognition is a basic human need, I know this.

Ogunquit jump

But is this need now on steroids? Has this need become more demanding?

Ogunquit splash

My thoughts offer more questions than answers.

Can success be contentment?

Ogunquit dingy

It is okay to stop paddling so hard; it is okay to savor what you have achieved.

To listen. To feel. To enjoy. To savor.

Ogunquit peoples

Attend to where l your heart takes you next.

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There may be contentment in still waters.

Be well,

Jess

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