Wednesday, October 26, 2016

October 26: Striving for Contentment with What One Has

            Ambition creates its own sense of chaos. Our days are constantly disturbed by hunger for a better, fuller life. Ambition turns to anxiety and fear that we will never have enough to be happy. We ask for God’s help in breaking this spiral of dissatisfaction. May we find peace in contentment with all God has given us. While we still work for the betterment of ourselves and of humanity, we will do such with the security of God’s never-ending love and compassion for humankind.

Bonus Idea for Contemplation:
The following verses come from the Batu Caves Hindu Temples in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I invite you to read these words and contemplate their meaning in your own spiritual life.

Geetha Upadesha

Whatever happened was good.
Whatever is happening is also good.

Whatever will happen that also will be good.
What did you lose that you are crying for?

What did you bring which have you lost?
What did you create that is destroyed?

Whatever you have taken is taken only from here.
Whatever you have given, is given only from here.

Whatever is yours today,
will belong to someone else tomorrow
On another day,
it will belong to yet another

This inevitable change
is the law of the universe and
the objective of my creation
-Bhagavan Sri Krishna
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