When we practice abiding in the contentment of the moment, we can release our fantasies that happiness will come from a better job, a different relationship, a better house, or more money. We learn to stop postponing our happiness, or waiting for those things to arrive so we can be content. Life beckons and challenges us to be right here, to be present to this unique moment. Being awake to things just as they are right now, without grasping or resistance, is the doorway to true contentment and joy. ~Mark Coleman
when you just have to live…..
inquiry for today~ what are a few things that are already here and well loved for you to lean into?
Letting go of the belief that we’re powerless to help relieve our own suffering not only enhances our ability to heal but also to genuinely love and receive the love of others, whether they’re spiritual teachers or partners or beloved friends. With mindfulness, lovingkindness, and self-compassion, we can begin to let go of our expectations about how life and those we love should be. Letting go is an inside job, something only we can do for ourselves. ~Sharon Salzberg