Browsing through Facebook last night and I stumbled across this thought…
Whether you have Apple or Samsung, people who call you remains the same.
Now, that made sense!
When I was younger, I used to dream of a big house with spacious rooms, maids in uniform, beautiful clothes, expensive cars, owning a private plane…a luxurious living. But those were my innocent dreams.
In school, I was taught about people’s Physiological, Safety or Security, Love or Belonging, Self-esteem, andSelf-actualization needs. We have them! So, did we find contentment?
I asked myself that question. I’m, Wow! I felt like a candidate in a Miss Universe pageant on a Q&A portion. Hot seat! I was actually surprised how I find myself having a hard time answering the question. (facepalm)
I have always believed that I am contented with my life. Am I?
Yes, I am.
Now, you ask… you are ambitious, you are a dreamer, how can you be contented?
Contentment — happiness with one’s situation in life , as defined in my dictionary. In my own understanding, it’s satisfaction towards something.
Take this for example. I want to be rich, albeit, I am happy with my life. It means, I am open to possibilities of being rich. But I am not desperate to become one.
I dream. I have ambitions. But I’m not dying to have them. I’m happy with what I am, and what I have for the moment. I want to live simply. Those dreams I had when I was a kid, were just part of my childhood life. I don’t want them anymore. I already have my new set of dreams, this time they’re simple and well, possible. hahaha! 😀
So the thing here is, wanting for more is alright…just know your limit.
Leaving you this thought from Epicurus, Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among those things you only hoped for.
How, about you? Have you found contentment yet?