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Knowing You Have Enough


"Be content with what you have;

rejoice in the way things are.

When you realize nothings lacking,

the whole world belongs to you."

Tao Te Ching

Take a moment and notice that, right now, all of your needs are met. In fact, your life is probably filled with more abundance than you could have ever possibly imagined. Chances are, as you read this, you've probably had something to eat today, slept in a warm bed last night, and have friends and family that love you (at least most of the time). If we are honest, In terms of what we actually need to make our way along the great thoroughfare of life, all of us already have more than enough. And yet, you may have noticed that, for most people (maybe you?), this wonderful news isn't quite enough.

Instead of feeling contentment with what we already have, and rejoicing in the way things are, we tend to spend our time thinking about what's missing, and how we can go about getting it. The mind (the voice in your head) will insist that you can't possibly be happy till 'this' or 'that' happens; till you have more or do more. The mind tries to convince us that true joy is only possible in the future, when we have the right partner, have more money in the bank, or find a better job. In fact, we can spend our whole life with this feeling of unease, 'waiting' for the 'right' circumstances so that we can finally be satisfied with where we are. In this waiting for something 'more' we over-look the rich abundance that already fills our lives, and ignore the fact that we already have everything we need to be happy.

When we begin to live with appreciation for what we already have - knowing that it is enough - a wonderful thing begins to happen; it triggers an even greater flow of abundance into our lives. The more we count our blessings, the more blessings we have to count. So take time out on a daily basis to simply acknowledge, and be grateful, that all your needs are met. In so doing, you will find the secret to being content and satisfied with your life just as it is, no matter what you have or don't have.

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