Who knew Hawthorne was Zen?  But he and the Buddhists do have a point.  Want is a serious problem in our lives.  For some of us, it is a desire for more stuff.  For others, it is a desire to get things done and check things off our lists.

If I made just a little more money . . . if I had accomplished just a little more today . . . The reality is that we need to learn to be happy in our own skins, where we are, when we are, with what we have.

Does this mean that we shouldn’t try to right wrongs?  Work towards harmony?  Improve God’s world?  Of course not.

But this isn’t where happiness lies.  It isn’t how we will become content.  That comes in being with Him in the moment.