Saturday, May 19, 2012

Pause to smile.

I used to think that being content meant settling for less than what you are capable of achieving, whether it was in money, the person you were dating, your job, academia, your emotional state of being.

It took years (and even now there are days where I am still trying to grasp the concept) to understand that being content is not self-defeatist. It's not any kind of settling.
That it does not mean that you stop improving, trying.

but it does mean that you need to pause, reflect and be grateful for where you are now.
And today, I am.

This Zen Habits post was also a timely reminder:

'Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.' ~ Lao Tzu

It's sometimes scary when you realise you are happy.
Happy just being.
This can't be right?
But it is.
I am grateful, and thankful.
Still stumbling, still wandering.
But with a smile.
And a lot of love. 

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