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Content vs Happiness

Would you rather be happy or content? Is there a difference?Yes, Happiness is an experience, usually hallmarked by positive thinking, joy, pride and even laughter. Contentment, on the other hand, is a long lasting feeling accompanied by peacefulness, gratitude and satisfaction. In other words, happiness is a temporary feeling whereas contentment possesses the ability to last indefinitely.

So why do so many pursue happiness rather than contentment?

Is it because we crave immediate satisfaction?

One who has contentment are willing to wait for rewards are more content than those who expect immediate excitement or immediate gratification.

Contentment is being happy with who we are, what we look with the people in our lives, and with our current life situation. It is a practice of reverence for the reality of this moment just as it is, reverence for who we are just as we are, and reverence for others just as they are. When we are content, this moment is more than enough, and enough is an abundance.

Contentment gives you the peace of mind and the positivity needed to heal, to grow, and to improve your life situation.

Are content people complacent? No, They still have drives and aspirations. Content people still want to make the world a better place. Content people can be happy with the current day and still dream of a better tomorrow.

If you’d like to heal and grow, start with contentment. If you’d like your life to improve, start with contentment. If you’d like to help others to heal and grow, start with contentment—an acceptant appreciation of others just as they are.

Contentment promotes simplicity, which reduces stress. As I age I realize less is more, and that less is enough. Less is freeing and dress-free.

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