The Roller Coaster Ride of Contentment!

Aristotle says that without desire the world would die of inertia.  Eastern Religions believe that our perfect peace comes from wanting nothing, and I believe, in my Golidlocks way, both to be true.  As I see it, when we acquire more things, or reach our goals, or find our love, our desires tend to rise at the same time.  We seem to always stay at the same level, of wanting more. We have the house and now want the perfect furniture.  We have a love, and now we want more time an attention. We have our dream job and now want more recognition.  Then when a tragedy strikes like the loss of a job, or loss of property, or loss of a loved one, we plummet emotionally wondering if we will ever rise back up.  We work so hard to have more and more, and then we think, if I just didn’t want anything.  If I hardened myself to not want the love, or the house – I wouldn’t hurt.  So we self protect ourselves into not fully living.

I think our perfect lives come from not only having and reaching for our desires, but to fully appreciate and be content with what we have today.  To be content with the journey – the ups and the downs.  And, that is the peace of wanting nothing – contentment with what you have right now.

Just a thought…

Love, Goldi

Having the perfect life in a perfect world…

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