Sunday, June 29, 2014
CONTENTMENT CHANGES EVERYTHING
Until the heart is content, the mind continues to wander off searching for belonging. All of which turns out to be false belonging.
We arrive at true belonging by way of the long surrender. We finally give up the activity of wandering off from the here and now once we recognize what we already have and has been with us all along. There is nothing outside ourselves that will make us content....no relationship, no possession, no experience.
Contentment is all inner invisible world stuff. It's a healing of the fractured experience that had defined our lives while discontented. It returns us to a seamless, tranquil, more poised way of being. And it transforms how we will from now on relate to and engage with the visible world, simply because now we are no longer needy and are no longer attempting to scrape from others, and from possessions, and from experiences something these things cannot possibly provide for us.
"The world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, only by a spiritual journey, by which we arrive at the ground at our feet and learn to be at home." ~ Wendell Berry
For the one who is content, it's the simplest and most ordinary things that now satisfy.
To begin to experience, really encounter the extraordinariness of the most simple things, leaves you feeling wonderfully alive at all times. Your eyes have now been graced once again to recognize real beauty and and to know that you know that you are surrounded by it on all sides and infused with it wherever you go. This is something no one or no thing can ever take away from you.