Wednesday, March 18, 2009

"Memory: Provence", watercolor, by Susan Abbott

It’s most likely true that many of us are rarely satisfied. In other words, we hardly ever feel that the present moment is “enough” – that where we are and what is happening is thoroughly adequate for our needs. There’s probably not often a feeling of abundance and sufficiency. Instead, we have the sense that something necessary and better – something we genuinely need – is just around the corner. This is an unfortunate way to live, for without satisfaction, there can be nothing but distress and uneasiness. Because the present moment never seems filled-up and complete, neither can we. Without true contentment, our lives are also without true joy.  

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