Thursday, September 09, 2010

'A better method to reach an inner contentment is not to have what we want but rather to want and appreciate what we have'

The sentence above was taken from book 'Art of Happiness', written based on interview of the writer and the 14th Dalai Lama. It is true that most of the time we want to have this and that. Seems like we have never had enough. Some people who has got married and have a child would still think of having another better man or woman to be with. Their mind would always think that their wives or husbands are not good enough. They might meet other man or woman that they think he or she is much better than their current husbands and wives. Can be more kind, cleverer, more successful, more understanding, more feminine, prettier, younger, etc.

Couple that have already had one child, might think of having more. But while wanting to have more, they didn't really care about the current one once the child has grown up. The child might be neglected by busy parents, or left it with maid or parents to take care. They only want to have new thing without appreciating what they have already had.

So, it is really not easy to be content with what we have already had. We must keep reminding ourselves not to be greedy. Appreciate what we have. Love it more, take care of it more, etc.

Hope this can be a little reflection in doing our daily lives. Be content, be happy!!!

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