Contentment is a state of being that radiates a human being's "total okayness" with the way things are with them. It is a total and positive embracing of their present physical, mental, and spiritual condition. It is absolute self-love, self-forgiveness, and self-acceptance.
Oscar is 18 months old today. We’ve had him since he was 8 weeks old and he’s completely changed our lives. Dogs have a habit of doing that. I have learned so much from him in just that short time, some of which I’ve written about in previous blogs. I feel like I’m always learning so here are some of my most recent insights.
How many of us spend our lives searching for peace and trying to find our own little piece of happiness? We look for healing, release and resolution to pain, trauma and other facets of our life experiences as we seek out wholeness and completion within.
There is a key to happiness and love that very few people have embraced—and that many have never even heard about. Communion with God gives us that key, and here it is: Happiness is a decision, not an experience.
I began the first phase of moving house at the weekend. House moves can be stressful, as many of you might be aware, but it turned out to be the easiest, most enjoyable move I’ve ever been involved in. The secret was being in the moment.
A very interesting subject is the nature of happiness. Yesterday we were doing spiritual work in a community setting. It’s so easy to sit on the mountain and be happy but we were there in the car discussing happiness.
I spoke in this space last week about the fact that loneliness is the biggest social issue on our planet today. I said that we’ve been living in a world of increasing isolation, where extended families have been disappearing and the opportunities for closeness with others have been vanishing.
Life is a constant process of homeostasis (balance). It’s everywhere. Each of the trillions of cells in your body is constantly seeking homeostasis. As humans dealing with change, we seek homeostasis. It is part of the cycle of life on earth, even as we deal with the cycles of beginning, middle and end. If you are completing a project for work, you are reaching a new point of homeostasis. It is the same with your emotional state, you are constantly seeking homeostasis.
I love doing affirmations and have used them for many years. My recent Hay House Radio show (Monday 30th April 2012) was on ‘The Power of Affirmations’, where I went into the science of how they work and their impact upon the brain and body. Near the end of the show, I read out my Top-Ten list of affirmations and several people have since got in touch to ask if I could put them down on paper.