In his fourth letter to his daughter, the two youngsters continued their journey and their conversation.

River told Mountain that, of late, one question has been keeping him agitated all the while: “What is the purpose of my life?”

Mountain said, he thinks that probably there is no purpose for anyone in his/her life. Rather a more important question would be what he/she wants, what one yearns for?

River thought for a while, and said, he thinks that it is “happiness”. Everyone probably wants to be happy, if they ask themselves in solitude.

Mountain said, he also thinks the same. And he is happy when his mind is in the present moment, not in the past, nor in the future, when he is doing something mindfully, and doing it just for the sake of doing it, without any desires. At those times, he knows that he doesn’t need anything and he is content and complete. And hence happy.

River meditated over what Mountain just said, and suddenly felt a stillness in him as he walked.

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