The quest is a myth-theme as old as human story-telling. Herakles. Jason and the Argonauts. Arthur. All of these heroes faced insuperable odds in their searches for answers to the enduring problems of the human condition.
But, as a dear colleague reminded me today (thank you, Julie Hansen), the answers are never to be found outside of one’s self. No matter how far into exotic landscapes one travels to attain what seems to be an object external to one’s self, it is when inner awakening occurs that the object comes to the hero.
Happiness comes from within and expands with Mindfulness of the Present. The answers are already there, inside one, in the strength, courage, and inner light that grows from mindful awareness of this Place, this Moment, this Experience.