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Siddhartha’s silent sermon

Trying to be successful, trying to be beautiful, trying to be loved—these futilities have trying as their common element. Let’s be clear about what trying is: trying is failing. Nothing beautiful tries.

Stop trying

I used to be religious and was, for a time, a minister. Once, during a visit, a lapsed parishioner told me he was going to try to get to church.

Imagine that—a well-off, scratch golfer trying to get to church.

Trying is failing. Do what you feel like doing.