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I've learned that, it is not what I have in my life but who I have in my life that co

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by iyerviji, May 20, 2013.

  1. iyerviji

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    When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, 'Oh yes - I already have everything that I really need.' - Dalai Lama

    With every experience we learn so many things but only learning is not enough we have to put it into practice too. With experience only we gain strength, courage and confidence and we are able to face any situation. When we go through very difficult situations we get the confidence that I lived in difficult times, now I can take the next thing that comes along

    If we get used to comforts , we cant live without comfort. I think everything is in us to get adjusted to whatever we have, be happy in whatever situation we are. Last year we have shifted to a rented house as our own house is not ready. Though the house is small we are happy in it. Though after coming here we had health problems but still in some cases I am happy. Everyday the crow comes to have the cooked rice immediately after I offer to God and give to the crow. Today I saw a squirrel also coming and having. When I sit in the kitchen I can see green trees and red flowers out of the window.

    I was thinking this summer is going to be very hot in this house. Usually I cant sleep in the afternoon if it is very bright. So usually I cover the windows with the screen and here I also close the door and I feel as if I am in AC room, though there is no AC. We have not fixed the AC because its simply waste of money because after our house is ready we will be shifting. I think everything depends on our thinking.

    It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”
    ― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People
     
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    Re: I've learned that, it is not what I have in my life but who I have in my life tha

    Dear Vijiakka,

    Contentment is a great trait we all need to learn and practice. We have to remember that everything we possess is a gift to us and we are holding it as a trustee. We did not bring anything into this world and we are not taking anything from this world. Only thing that remains with us is the fruits of our good deeds. You and your husband are noble souls and you lead a simple life that could become a perfect example for many of us.

    viswa
     
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    Viswa dear thanks for the first and only fb so far. and also for the superb message on contentment
     
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    Re: I've learned that, it is not what I have in my life but who I have in my life tha

    Dear viji mami

    Quite an honest post and I must truly admit, I am no where close to attain such a stage. Yes, sometimes I can refrain myself from doing something, but I feel sad about not doing it. You have nailed the saying : Happiness comes from within in a beautiful post
     
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    Happy dear thanks for your appreciation
     

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