“Satisfaction in life arises from knowing you are exactly where you belong. Discontented people strive to be somewhere else or someone else. Contentment comes from many great and small acceptances in life.” ~ Unknown …
Satisfaction in life all too often seems fleeting. For instance, perhaps I performed beyond my expectations in a hockey match. The satisfaction I experience definitely exists, but throughout the day, it diminishes and fades away. However, I believe the satisfaction referred to here is our contentment with life. And perhaps it really is as simple as accepting life and everything it brings to us–the joys and the sorrows, the wins and the losses. Perhaps the secret to satisfaction is our faith and trust in life–our surrender to the fullness of life.
When we are able to accept the course that life has carried us on, we find that we free up our time and energies to manage the things that truly matter in our life–the things that we can manage and can affect positively. By not trying to impose our will on our life or the lives of others, we allow ourselves to live life in true peace and harmony.
However, this does not mean we should become passive or apathetic; we are still needed to stand up for the moral rights, to build up others positively, and to contribute to life in a way that benefits us all.
Regardless of my presence, life will continue on. And the attitudes I embrace while I am alive ultimately will contribute towards the level of satisfaction I experience in life. The question is, “Do I want to be content… or create my own discontent?”
Find acceptance of where you are at in life today.
Questions to consider:
Where are you in life right now? Where do you feel you belong?
How can you increase your awareness of some of the “many great and small acceptances in life?”
What must you give up if you wish to flow along with life?
For further thought:
“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