Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happiness and contentment

Further to the post about the commercialism of Christmas and our need it now culture I have a question for you...

Do you ever think...If I just had THAT I would be happy?  If I had that promotion, that house, that dress?  If I were friends with her, If I lived in that suburb, if I could have that trip of a lifetime, if I lost that last 5 kg... I would be content?

And even though you know that it's a ridiculous notion - after all, once it's obtained, completed or experienced, then what? - you still harbour the secret thought that maybe, maybe it might just satisfy the need?

If you turned that upside down, and decided that in order to achieve that thing, it might be a good idea to be happy FIRST - then what would you do? How would it affect the way you are on a day to day basis? Would you be more content to live in the moment? Could you settle?

What if you could let go of the thing that might define your happiness, and look at the world as it is for you now?  Are you happy?

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