Peace + Balance = Contentment
It took me so long to get to the point of Contentment, Peace and Balance. Not because it was something that takes a long period of time to achieve but because it takes letting go and allowing those “aha” moments to shine through. It’s amazing how when you follow the path of least resistance how much it opens the doors to what your life should be.
Everyone has had those “aha” moments, and I personally love them. I wish every day contained one because I always feel so elated internally when it happens. It was one of those “aha” moments that sparked me to write my book, all of a sudden all the pieces of the puzzle come together in that very moment and it’s exhilarating!
What follows those moments is peace, balance and ultimately contentment because you’ve solved one of your own life’s mysteries, of course there are many more along our life path to come.
Contentment comes in many different forms but I believe that it’s all about connecting. When you connect with others on a soul level they can inspire you in ways you didn’t know were possible.
Contentment, for me, came from letting go of things I thought were important and trimming back to the basics. In today’s busy, material world we become so enmeshed with all these “things” that we think we need but really they clutter our minds, our life and ultimately our Contentment. I’m not saying have nothing, I’m saying have what brings you contentment.
When I am in a state of Contentment I find that I have gratitude and appreciation for all that surrounds me, everything is beautiful and wonderful. I strive to make contentment a permanent fixture within my emotional psyche for all the days not just because it feels great but because it also feels great for everyone around me. When we project contentment from the inside to outward we are spreading happiness with everyone we come into contact with. Now this is an emotional “state of being” that is worth spreading around.
My favorite quote that I always strive to meet is one of the “states of being” that provide me with Contentment:
“To Laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson