Friday, May 14, 2010

Content

What does it mean to be content?

We've all heard the saying, "Be content with your lot", but are we ever really "content"? Do we ever really just stop, and evaluate all the good things we have in our lives, and even more so, do we ever feel truly satisfied?

I find myself ALWAYS planning for the future. Always waiting for things to get better or happen so to speak..  I find look back and see myself saying things like, "when I do this, when this happens, after this, before that... blah blah blah." Well, what about now? What about the present? Isn't it the only time I'm promised? Why am I/we always planning for the future, and depending on happenings in the future for happiness? Why can't we just look around at what is going on around us and build our happiness from that....

Will I ever be able... to just be?

4 comments:

phil said...

its hard to be content, its not in our nature. however its not a bad thing to be happy with what we have, and still want more....

Nicole said...

Sometimes I feel like you are in my head. I feel like the song "You're Gonna Miss This" basically describes me sometimes. I have so much trouble simply enjoying what I have now. I am always thinking about/planning the future.

-Sam I Am- said...

phil, you. are. so. right.

nic, i think sometimes we both just need to slow down a bit.

Just Me said...

I don't think we will ever be content with our lives. Everyone has moments of pure contentedness, but as quickly as that moment came it passes. We are taught to achieve more, be better and do better. Americans especially are taught to work till they die. We not only want better we almost need better. It's just so hard to be content.