Your belief that something-is-missing-in-the-present-moment
provides the momentum for the melodrama of your life to propel
itself outward in search of this absent and elusive "something."
Similarly, the proverbial donkey is never able to arrive at the
dangling carrot because the carrot is always kept just out of its
Just like it is for you.
Life's ongoing momentum prevents you from reaching any
permanent satisfaction or experiencing any sense of final
Sadly, though, you never seem to run out of new carrots to dangle
in front of your ravishing "I's."
- Chuck Hillig