In pursuit of happiness, many seek a drive-thru religion or better yet an instant message from God.

The spiritual quest becomes a weekend retreat, a crash course and a time slot event, an “instant awe.”

An illusion of busyness that is reinforced by a culture of always doing, absorbed in the fast lane of consumerism, due to the compounding influences of buy new, buy better and buy bigger, often identified as the American dream.

I inspire you, to be still, go within, and seek within Self your true happiness, your Oneness and connection to the All.

Ann Oswald Laird

Going within in Death Valley, California