I am often asked if I am happy, and I am surprised when asked. Of course I am happy, I say. But then I notice, my bodily expressions might not reflect happiness to others. I am content, which for me is happiness.
Contentment is a mental or emotional state of satisfaction drawn from being at ease in one’s situation, body and mind. Colloquially speaking, contentment is a state of having accepted one’s situation and is a form of happiness.
As stated in this month’s newsletter, while performing my duties, and trying to achieve my goals and desires, I do the best I can, and leave the rest up to God.
At times contentment does not come easily and that is when I ask God for assistance. I pray for the courage to wholeheartedly accept and endure with faith and gratitude what has been bestowed upon me and or my loved ones.
If we are able to achieve bits and pieces of contentment and become satisfied with that, more will come. Contentment helps us focus on what we have, not worrying about what we don’t. Contentment allows us to be both present and in The Presence.