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Food For Thought - Appreciate Life
« on: Jun 12, 2012, 08:02 AM »
To succeed in life, you have to cultivate contentment, and keep building on who you are and what you have. Only then can you lead the life you want.

Being content doesn’t mean being resigned. It means appreciating the life you have now, rather than focusing on what you don’t have.

Everyone is given a certain potential for success, and certain unique qualities, at birth. Life consists of discovering and developing them to the fullest.

The first thing you need to do is appreciate your own existence. Of course, it’s not always easy, and there are obstacles you’ll need to overcome.

Suffering is a state-of-mind. Thinking that one day your life will be perfect and you’ll have no more problems will only add to your suffering, because it’s impossible not to have problems, whereas happiness comes from knowing how to solve them.

One way of attaining true happiness, which has nothing to do with dreaming about a life without problems, is to practice contentment.

First, appreciate the simple fact that you’re alive. It’s so obvious few of us really think about it. We take the fact of being alive completely for granted. But every life has a beginning and an end.

You shouldn’t wait for the end of your life to consider its value, but do it here and now, each and every day. Being aware of the value of your life is the first step towards attaining true happiness.

Re: Food For Thought - Appreciate Life
« Reply #1 on: Jun 12, 2012, 12:24 PM »
True words!