Happiness isn’t getting what you want, it’s wanting what you have. Buddha
Contentment doesn’t mean you don’t desire more, it means you’re thankful for what you have and patient for what’s to come. Tony Gaskin
Being committed to our spiritual life does not mean taking a vow of poverty. It does not mean going without. In fact, as we walk the spiritual path and come into our power as the creators of our life, we understand we can create whatever we desire in our life.
Contentment means that we are happy where we are. We might want a new car or a beautiful home. There is nothing wrong with this desire. The key is to keep our focus on gratitude and appreciation for what we do have. The creative power of the universe doesn’t respond to grumbling or whining. Focusing on what you don’t have will never bring what do you want into your life. The universe doesn’t recognize “don’t” or “not that” or any other negative. Those get edited out. When you think “I don’t want a junky car” the universe hears you say “I want a junky car.”
Instead, when we are grateful for what we do have, it opens the door for more of it. Let’s go back to the car example. Gratitude is being grateful for the car that takes you where you want to go. It’s not focusing on the fact the car broke down last week. See? No whining, and no grumbling.
This gratitude makes room for a newer, better car that does just what you asked, takes you where you want to go. It seems so simple, but it’s where most of us stumble. That’s because we are conditioned to focus on the negative. But the truth is we have to focus on what we want to get more of it.
Affirmation: Today I focus only on what I want more of.