Satisfaction

A reflection to help put your week into perspective!

Take a moment to consider your level of satisfaction.  How much effort are you putting into “obsessively”  trying to improve your external conditions rather than being satisfied in the moment?

“In Tibetan, the word for “body” is lü, which means “something you leave behind,” like baggage. Each time we say lü, it reminds us that we are only travelers, taking temporary refuge in this life and this body. In Tibet, people did not distract themselves by spending all their time trying to make their external circumstances more comfortable. They were satisfied if they had enough to eat, clothes on their backs, and a roof over their heads.

Going on, as we do, obsessively trying to improve our conditions, can become an end in itself, and a pointless distraction. Would people in their right mind think of fastidiously redecorating their hotel room every time they checked in to one?”

From Glimpse After Glimpse by Sogyal Rinpoche.  Follow the link to sign up for daily inspirational emails.

This is part of my series of compelling questions.

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8 thoughts on “Satisfaction

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  2. Sandra,

    This is an important message that many people in Western society don’t connect with or understand. I have found that though I strive for more in the sense of fulfilling my personal potential, I am able to be content in the moment. I believe that finding a balance between content/joy and personal growth is a valuable mixture.

    • Hi Joe,

      Thank you for these excellent points. Remembering impermanence can really help us establish positive and meaningful priorities, which is the sense I have from your contribution.

  3. Thank you, Sandra! I woke this morning with this affirmation: I wish to center and allow gratitude and love to flood my being, then create my day. To honor my inner sanctuary and create from within is empowering and allows external to have no bearing on my intention for creating.

  4. Sandra really like the insight about the baggage we carry, we are all champions in life contrary to what society preaches and and champions are not made they are born the moment they come to the self realization that they are truly special and all they need to do is activate the mind and heart that they were born with which will produce the happiness they so desperately seek.

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