A friend posted this quote this morning and it tracks perfectly with where I have been at the past few years. In the religious circles in which I traveled earlier in life, there was great emphasis on "living a life of meaning" and finding your "purpose". I suppose that doesn't sound bad on the surface, maybe even noble, but what I discovered over time was that it was like, as the book of Ecclesiastes says, "chasing after the wind and feeding on it". It was never-ending and never satisfying. It keeps you running on a hamster wheel.
In recent years, I have been learning to let go of the rushing... saying no to the panic.
For myself, I have spent enough time on the hamster wheel chasing after things and never arriving. I think Watts had it right. My time is better spent creating, enjoying, and breathing. There are good conversations to be had, meals to enjoy, stories to listen to, and walks to take.