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“Success” as we think of it will not make you happy. Well, maybe it will, but only for a fleeting moment. It’s great to have dreams, ambition & a goal—but what I’ve realized is that you often miss out on life & real living when you’re too focused on one particular thing. The beauty is in the process of the thing you’re creating, whatever that may be. Don’t forget to connect with friends, family, community, nature & yourself / your inner world—that’s where the real magic is! Slow down.

–electronic musician Kelly Lee Owens (via)