A lot of modern life can just seem like a race from one day to the next; juggling work and meetings, hobbies and socialising; throwing food and drink down our throats; sleeping and excreting; accumulating and expending money; could just seem like a never ending machine.
How often to we just stop this daily rotation and just breathe for a moment? How often do we really take a moment to really appreciate what we have? To be content and satisfied with our friends, possessions, career, location. One step further would be to be grateful for our good fortune.
Ven. Thubten Chodron talks about cultivating contentment and how materialistic living and the consumer world only set us up to fail.
We would like to take a moment to really appreciate, to really be grateful for what we have at @happy_ops.
- The people in our lives, the people we are lucky enough to call friends.
- The people who are only a phone call away, even if we don’t call them very often.
- The job that pays so many bills and pays for so many experiences and treats, even if we waste some of that money of novelties.
- Having the Internet available to listen to so many songs and watch so many movies.
- As well as being able to have three meals today and sleep in a bed with a roof over our heads.
We would like to warmly encourage you to take a moment to be content, satisfied with all that you have in your life.