Contentment

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“Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.” ~Sylvia Boorstein

We tend to live for the past and worry about the future. We tend to reject our present situation in hopes of a new beginning. We tend to struggle with embracing the moment at hand.  ‘Just being’ is not a commonality in our culture thus making happiness hard to attain.

Contentment

Happiness

Our thoughts tend to travel highways of contemplation. Bouncing from one lane to another every minute, sometimes every second. Stopping, reversing, speeding up. Happiness becomes hard to attain when we follow these deep rooted paths of distraction. We accelerate and make an active pursuit for it. We change our actions to achieve it. We are disgusted when it’s not present. In doing so, we have lost the present moment. In the present moment, is where we find contentment. Happiness in ‘just being’ is the result of mindfulness.  

Mindfulness is not paid for. Mindfulness is free to the person willing to accept it and its conditions. Take a moment each day.

Breathe

You are alive. You are present. You are content.

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