Being content with life starts with becoming aware of untruths
Being content with life is hard if you keep thinking it will come from external things. But, ever since you were young you’ve been taught to place great value on achievements and things outside yourself.
You’ve been told you’ll be happy if you get the gold star, achieve straight ‘A’s, be the best athlete, get your driver’s license, get into a good college, marry the right person, have couple children, own a big home, drive a fancy car, make alot of money, own your own company, etc… The list is endless.
If you continue to believe that achievements or things will make you happy, you’ll always have to accomplish more and acquire more in order to experience the feeling of happiness.
Focusing on obtaining more objects encourages external factors to have control over us; Pursuit of status, blinds us to our relationship to the eternal Tao, along with the contented life that is available.
~ Wayne Dyer
You will work harder and harder and push yourself more and more all for the purpose of getting the things you think will make you happy. The struggle to someday be happy when you get enough stuff will go on forever and you will never be able to reach your goal.
The great thing is, this is only a belief.
Being content with life comes from inside
Right now, you can choose to realize this belief is not true and free yourself from the constant struggle to always be working to GET MORE.
Have you ever noticed that the happiness new things seem to bring is short lived?
This is because things don’t create happiness, you do.
You may have a long list of goals that you believe will provide you with contentment when they’re achieved, yet if you examine your state of happiness in this moment, you’ll notice that the fulfillment of some previous ambitions didn’t create an enduring sense of joy. ~ Wanye Dyer
Being content with life is not as hard as it may seem.
Being content with life starts with gratitude. We’re not telling you that desiring more things is bad, but if your goal is to become more content in life, you must change what you focus on.
Cultivating gratitude is one of the easiest and most effective ways to increase contentedness with your life.
Every time you put your focus on the things you are grateful for, you instantly boost your level of happiness and contentment.
Bring gratitude to every moment of life by thinking about the things you appreciate and you will always feel a sense of contentment no matter what challenges you face.
Ever heard the saying “There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way“? It’s the same for being content with life. When you focus on contentment by thinking of things you’re grateful for, being content with life is easy!
What do you think? Is being content with life as easy as changing your focus?
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This is week 5 of our Saturday Morning Mastermind study of
“Change your thoughts Change your life” by Wayne Dyer
Read Chapter 3 – Living Contentment
Then Meet us here for a LIVE discussion January 16th at 10am EST
Verse 3 of The Tao Te Ching teaches us about the dangers of placing value on things and shares a powerful lesson about rearranging your priorities to ensure contentment. Read the verse and chapter 3 of Change Your Thoughts, Change your life then tell us what you think the Tao Te Ching is trying to teach us about being content with life.
Tell us what YOU think.
Here’s some questions to get you started.
- What do you think the Tao is trying to tell us in this verse?
- Why do you think people are so focused on accumulating stuff?
- Do you think having more stuff will make you more content?
- How do you cultivate feelings of contentment?
- Is being content with life easy or hard for you? Why?
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