By Which I Know

(a spoken version is at the link below)

why never does it settle down
why never is it easy
always feeling what I could have done better
always thinking what would I need to improve

why cannot I not rest
why can I not be completed
I have worked so hard
I have struggled in such earnest

when do we reach the goal
when have we done enough
when can the rest come easy
when should it at last be settled

the completely accomplished
is reached not by the honest seeker
the finally done and finished enough
is known not to the eyes that still see

there is but the onward journey
and the unrest of honest effort
by which I know I am still learning
by which I know the efforts are true

[click here for spoken version]

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