If one was asked to define contentment, how would one do the same? A very simple and easy to understand, definition of contentment, is:
“At the present moment:
* wherever you are is wherever you are meant to be,
* whatever you are doing is whatever you are meant to be doing and
* whatever everyone else is doing is what they are meant to be doing.”
To experience constant contentment, we need to become aware of all the things that make us discontent (dissatisfied) and free ourselves from those things (ideas, opinions, objects, people). We don’t have to reject them or distance ourselves from them, but a detachment from them, a detachment at the level of the consciousness that will bring back our inner freedom. Detachment is then accompanied by the experience of a deep, inner awareness of satisfaction and stillness, because you stop being dependent on anything or anyone outside ourselves.
It is highly unlikely that we will arrive at this deep state of fulfillment very soon – though we may touch it and experience it temporarily. It is only by understanding and accepting completely that everything is the way it is meant to be at every moment, both outside our minds and inside our minds that we move closer to being content.
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