Contentment is so D*^% Hard
As we enter this new moment of life, and every movement is a new moment of life, let’s reflex on the concept of contentment.
Contentment is the ability to find happiness right now in the position, situation and space that you are in. Contentment often eludes us because the world fills our mind with a longing.
We long for love when the love of God is all that we need.
We long for materials when all that is required for our life existence is available to us.
We long for more life when all we have to do is start living right now.
Another reason that contentment eludes us is because we stay in a state of “get ready, get ready, get ready!” There is nothing wrong with getting ready, in fact I promote planning. However, when getting ready is your constant state of mind how can you be content where you are?
I read this very interesting story of how a lady who practiced meditation every day, believing in its power to set her day on a great path, soon found herself in an uncomfortable mindset. She went to visit a friend and was suddenly overcome with the beauty and location of her home. Shortly she began to feel discontent. She was discontent with everything she had. She even began to feel that nothing was right with her life; nothing was right with her. Her morning began with meditation and a lovely visit to a friend’s beautiful home. How did she end up discontent, bruised and disgruntled with her entire life? How did she get here so quickly? One brief moment, a twinge of jealousy for someone else’s home, and within an hour she had forgotten that she has a beautiful place of her own.
The answer is that she fell out of gratitude. The beauty of her experience for us is that we can recognize that we all fall out of gratitude from time to time but, as she did, we have the power to go back to gratitude.
For you, me and all my Cycle Breakers I want us to be happy, full of joy and content. The best way to get to those places is to practice gratitude every day and every moment.
True contentment, is performing duty and right action with pure joy. It is the true understanding that there is nothing more that can or does exist than this very moment.
Until next time,
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