Contentment



"Contentment means the ability to count one's blessings. It is perfect condition of life in which no additional aid is needed.
It is a constant state of being where one is satisfied with what one has and where one is."
Do you agree?
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26 comments:

  1. Hi Surjit,

    Thanks for this reminder!
    Let's learn to be contented.

    The bible tell us in 1 Timothy 6:6-10 - "Now godliness with contentment is great gain. (7) For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. (8) And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. (9) But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. (10) For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."

    Blessings to you my friend
    Let's Acquire Wisdom and Live with Passion

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  2. martha mihalySeptember 09, 2007

    Yes Surjit. I agree completely.

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  3. Many thanks Sam,for adding gems to my post. I have saved entire quote from Bible for my inspiration.
    God bless.

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  4. I am glad Martha that you have liked my simple post.
    God bless.

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  5. I agree COMPLETELY, WHOLEHEARTEDLY!!! Contentment comes from the inside, not after we "achieve this and that". Even when we haven't achieved A, B, C, D, E, we can be content.

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  6. I agree absolutely, gurushabad. When I am content with what I have rather than wanting more, I am so much more at peace and so much happier. Thank you for such a lovely reminder.

    Blessings,
    Rebecca

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  7. Thanks Amel's Realm for adding your positive views to my post.
    God Bless.

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  8. Rebecca,i fully agree with your words of wisdom:
    '....I am content with what I have rather than wanting more,...'
    Thanks for sharing your views.
    God Bless.

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  9. To be content with what life gives us and what we have, that is indeed the ultimate place of peace and joy, Surjit. If only we were all to replace our more selfish and materialistic goals with this one!

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  10. Hi Surjit...

    I think contentment is one of the most important states for humankind, yet, in this world, it seems to be one of the least embraced.

    I have a sense our world sends us a message that we should be discontended, or that if only things were different we would find happiness and peace.

    Where, as you so gently suggest, contentment is not about the conditions of our environment but about gratitude and satisfaction with life.

    Thank you for this very insightful thought!

    Blessings and joy,

    Jen

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  11. Josie Two Shoes, I agree with your view point.Contentment is a state of mind.It does not depend upon on your material possessions etc.
    Thanks for sharing your valuable views.
    God bless.

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  12. Yes,Jennifer you are right when you say that contentment is:
    'about gratitude and satisfaction with life....'
    Thanks for adding your words of wisdom to my post.
    God bless.

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  13. hi surjit...i agree 100%..thx for the lovely reminder!
    tcare

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  14. I am glad Anits, you have liked my post. Thanks for your good wishes and support.
    Good luck.

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  15. Hello Surjit, just as I was viewing your blog earlier, my isp shut down and kicked me off, ha that made me so late commenting here! I do agree that contentment is the perfect condition of life.Imagine just being so peaceful at ALL times ... no matter what life throws our way.Contentment may be an art that many struggle with, especially in todays modern world.This post reminds me to be grateful for what I have, for many people have so much less.. :)...thanks for the reminder, Surjit and a lovely day to you :)

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  16. Jesse, I fully endorse your truthful words:
    '...be grateful for what I have, for many people have so much less..'
    Many thanks for adding your words of wisdom to my post.
    God bless.

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  17. Two words, I AGREE! Contentment is being in the water of now, not the river of doubt.

    Great site and awesome insight.

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  18. Thanks Alexys Fairfield, for your kind words. I am glad that you have liked my simple blog.
    Good luck.

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  19. hi surjit very nice post being satisfied is the main key for happiness

    wish u all the happiness

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  20. Hi Surjit!

    Yes, material things on the outside can't give true happiness unless one has established the contentment on the inside to be grateful for all things that comes in one's way.

    Blessings Surjit!

    Thanks for the good post!

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  21. I agree with you Water Learner that we need to achieve:
    ....'the contentment on the inside to be grateful for all things that comes in one's way...'
    Thanks for sharing your noble thoughts.
    God bless.

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  22. Thanks Lilifxt, for sharing your valuable views. God bless.

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  23. Sounds like a good definition to me. I'd just note that it's not possible for millions whose basic needs aren't being met - along the lines of Maslow's hierarchy of needs.

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  24. You are right Paul.But can anything be done about it?? All one can do is to work hard according to his capacity and thank God with whatever He has given.
    Thanks for sharing your insightful views.
    God bless.

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  25. I think if we are blessed with food,warmth,no war or starvation,then we are not only content...we are highly blessed. I also am rather liking aging a little. As I get older I do not want or think I need as much...I am happy with many simple things. I also realize that my simple things are riches compared to millions in the world. Lovely surjit...I always get so much peace here.~Jackie

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  26. You are right Shinade.As one advances with age,one starts realising the futility of material things. Thanks for sharing your valuable views.
    God bless.

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