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Contentment The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for all things beyond your reach. ~Lin Yu-t’ang It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it. ~Aristotle It is always death that comes before your desires are fulfilled. Even if you live for a thousand years your desires are not going to be fulfilled. ~Osho Mind means discontent; it is its very nature. Desires are only manifestations of this discontent. When you watch your desires you slowly slowly become aware of the futility of desiring, you become aware of the absurd nature of desiring. You become aware that by their very nature desires are unfulfillable. Seeing this, a transformation happens, a miracle happens, a radical change sets in; but by seeing this–not by repression, not by control but by understanding. ~Osho 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 Everything has its wonders, even in darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be, therein to be content. ~Helen Keller Who is rich? He who rejoices in his portion. ~The Talmud Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll be never be content with what you have. ~Doris Mortman The whole contains nothing that is not for its advantage. By remembering that I am part of such a whole, I shall be content with everything that happens. ~Marcus Aurelius Contentment is a state of grace, a state of peace and happiness, appreciation and enjoyment for what is, right now. Desires, in contrast, can never be satisfied. Once we get what we crave, we soon find it less satisfying than we expected, so we strive for something else. The only escape from this perpetual wheel of want is to discover the contentment and perfection we already have. ~Gillian Stokes Because he believes in himself, he doesn’t try to convince others. Because he is content with himself, he doesn’t need others’ approval,. Because he accepts himself, the whole world accepts him. ~Tao-Te Ching When you get there, there isn’t any there there. ~Gertrude Stein He who has known the contentment of being contented will always be content. ~Lao-tzu Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness. ~Kahlil Gibran In the hope of reaching the moon, men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet. ~Albert Schweitzer When you are identified with the One, all things will be complete to you. ~Chuang Tzu Are these things really better than the things I already have? Or am I just trained to be dissatisfied with what I have now? ~Chuck Palahniuk If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements. ~14th Dalai Lama To the contented, even poverty is joy. To the discontented, even wealth is a vexation. ~Ming Lum Paou Keen