Monday Musing: Contentment

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you - Lao Tzu

When we are being told all day that we'll be happy if we have MORE, the simple truth is that you won't. You won't be happy when you get that new job, or that big screen HD TV, or a big house, or a fast car, because you're not happy now.

If you can't be happy with what you already have, then you won't be happy.

You have so much right now, and you don't even realize it. Everyday, we take advantage of things that we have. Sights to behold around you that are beautiful, such as the falling leaves of autumn, or the peaceful rain that rejuvenates. Sounds, feelings, scents. Every day we are surrounded by the pure simple majesty of the world, and yet we are constantly reaching for more.

Maybe you don't have the newest greatest shiniest gadget. So what? You've made it so far for years without it, life will continue if you don't own it. All it will do is add to a collection of things that you don't need, and probably don't really want.

Happiness starts from within, so slow down and listen to the world.

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Peace and serenity,

Simply Me

Enjoy the Monday Musing series? Here are the rest of the posts from this series:
Happy thoughts
Automatic negative reactions
Sustainable eating
Crutch or reason?
Peaceful Scenery

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