We chase after things, opportunities, people, etc because ultimately we all just want peace … And happiness.
But some say we have everything we need already. That chasing after something will not bring any more happiness. Some say, the answer (to achieving peace and happiness) is found within.
I think, as with everything, there is a balance to this idea. But just as we focus on the physical and our mental states we must also make room for our spiritual growth.
This means, not only securing food, shelter, clothing, challenge, kindness, generosity, knowledge; but also securing our spiritual health. Exercising our mind-body connection can bring about a greater sense of awareness, peace and happiness.