My friends know that I often say, "Everything is perfect! Everything can be improved!!"
This is the essence of "Wisdom & Compassion" the twin qualities that clarify the mind and nourish the heart.
When someone asks us "What do you really want?", a great answer is "What I really want is what I have already!"
This is contentment and gratitude. "Everything is perfect!" This is the secret of profound peace.
However being content does not preclude having a sense of clear purpose in our lives. We can enjoy the present journey while at the same time having a sense of direction/destination.
So the other aspect of a great answer to the above question would be "What I really want is what I already have. And it's always evolving, getting even better. This is where I see myself headed..."
This is clarity of purpose. "Everything can be improved!!" It is the secret of astonishing success, accomplishment and contribution.
Focusing on half the equation is what has created the artificial divide between spiritual and worldly pursuits. Perhaps true happiness and fulfillment lie in harmonizing and synthesizing the two. There is really no conflict...
"Everything is perfect! Everything can be improved!!"