Monday, March 21, 2016

'Practice contentment'

To practice contentment these days can feel like a real uphill battle. Marketers and advertisers urge us to want—and to buy—more and more and more. And does that really lead us to happiness? Of course not.

I like what the Dalai Lama says about this: "When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, 'Oh, yes—I already have everything that I really need.'"

What would it look like for you to "practice contentment"? How much is enough for you?

It's an individual choice. I don't get to tell you how much is enough. You don't get to tell me. But it's definitely worth asking ourselves those questions—and then making choices about how much is enough.

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