So long as you are trying to make progress, you will go up. But up always implies down, so while you’re trying to get better and better and better, that means that when you get to the best you can only go on to the worst. And so you go round and round and round ever chasing the illusion, that there’s something outside yourself, outside your “here and now” to be attained that will make things better. And the thing is to recover from that illusion.
- Alan Watts