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May 18, 2016

The Endless Search

There was a young man who was searching for happiness. He asked where it could be found and was told it was at the end of the rainbow in the sky. So he mounted his horse and set off. First he had to find a rainbow. On a spring afternoon he spied a rainbow in the valley. He got on his horse and rode as fast as possible to reach the end. He kept riding and riding until his horse was exhausted and he had to stop. He looked and he had grown no closer to the end of the rainbow. He tried this several times with the same result. An old chief saw the despondent man and asked him what was wrong. The young man explained the situation. The old chief said, “Why such a foolish pursuit? You can find all the happiness in the rainbow itself. There is no need to reach the end of it to have happiness in your heart.”