Herbalists want to eat scrumptious wild or home grown foods that give them strength and clarity, meet wonderful people and exchange stimulating or caring thoughts, to enjoy wild love affairs or loving lifetime-partners, dance under the stars and submerge in a cold river on a hot Summer day. Like many non-herbalists, we may want to find and reinhabit a true and permanent home plus visit other areas to see the plant species that grow there. Bear and raise empowered plant-loving children or stir the hearts and open the minds of the offspring of others. Peculiar to our purpose and role, we want to contribute to the well being of at least other humans, and almost always all being on this planet with which we share a common body.
And along with all the rest of the human and healer desires and hopes, we want to experience the sated satisfaction that ought to naturally attend such purpose and efforts as ours – maximizing our abilities, absorbing knowledge, developing understanding, improving skills, tasting competence, feeling responsible for and good about our results. Through our caring work, through the act of doing best, through our great helping and giving we seek and can find fulfillment. With a purpose fulfilled, and life wholly felt, we may find the satisfaction that we desire. And through all our heartfelt, effort-filled missions and means, we obtain, realize, and savor the precious contentment we want and need.
So be it.