Most of us meander through our lives without ever truly finding our peace and happiness, despite being the only things we truly desire whether we know it or not. Everything we do is to find that peace of mind, in whatever form we believe it to be. However, as we achieve more and more external/material success, life carries on being unfulfilling and may be even more depressing. It is the result of judging or defining ourselves by the standards of those around us.
This is when we realise we need to break down the idea of 'you'. That is the point in the middle of our existence where we navigate what is outside/outwards and what is inside/inwards. We inadvertently use it to seperate and isolate ourselves from the world. Once we see beyond that, naturally there is nothing more left to blindly strive for. When we stop thinking only about ourselves but for others too; compassion, love and happiness will arise from selflessness. Peace will be all around. 🌈