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Updated on February 20, 2011


Contentment lay the foundation of happiness. Happiness not only makes us feel great, but in the East is thought to be the best medicine because this state of being contains within it so much optimism and enthusiasm.

Contentment should bot be confused with complacency. To be complacent is to achieve a state of subtle arrogance, thinking, "I have reached my goal. No need for anything further. I am fine," followed by the shutting down of both creativity and the willingness to bring about personal change.

To be content, appreciate where you have reached, value your efforts yet realise that there is more to learn and keep yourself open to that new learning.

Being content leads to a sense of progress, a feeling that, "I have found something very good but let us make it better and ultimately the best."

Contentment comes from appreciation - from a deep gratitude for all the things life gives us and heartfelt thanks that God has given us the capacity to learn and exist meaningfully.

The father of contentment is humility, the openness to receiving new signals from life as well as the courage to act on them. The mother of contentment is simplicity because it is the simple things in life that create its wonder, such as breath, thought, choice, the sunlight, flowers and a smile.

Nothing is taken for granted when we know true contentment. We cherish and value everything. Beacause of this inner awareness we do not compare ourselves with others, or feel inferior or superior, but simply have the great feeling that everyone is good and everything is good.


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    • Yoridale profile image

      Yoridale 6 years ago

      "Contentment comes from appreciation" - nice words !

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      mquee 6 years ago from Columbia, SC

      Very nice discription of contentment. A poetic type description that hits home. Thanks for sharing.

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ..well every day I am learning to love - and I am loving to learn - and I am living to love - and I am loving to live - and it's words like these and your philosophies which are putting everything into place .......

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      sangeetas627 6 years ago from India

      Thanks a lot dear for your comments.

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      A Ercoli 6 years ago

      I love reading these kind of hubs . Great article:)

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Nice Hub. I will treasure this key.

      Shuku ria. :)

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      sangeetas627 6 years ago from India

      Thanks Ruchira

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Beautiful words for contentment :)