||61||: Practicing Contentment — Simplicity Mindset

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What is essential now?

What are my top priorities?

“If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements.” 

Dalai Lama

The theme of this post was inspired by a conversation I had with my mom, Grace. We shared with laughter and concern what we find essential. I shared how little I need to purchase at the grocery, food waste, low quality clothing and the overconsumption in America. Then, I said, do I really need a new T-shirt or a new dress and what do I do now with a hardly used wardrobe? I personally would like to return to the basic of intentionality, frugality, and simplicity. The age of questioning quality, quantity, and service to others. Currently taking a moment to breathe, and reflect on designing my life to be less stuff and more experiences with the people I love. In hopes to inspire, uplift and remind us all to focus on what truly matters.

Here are 10 powerful quotes on Simplicity & Contentment.

“If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements.”

Dalai Lama

“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

“There are many ways to calm a negative energy without suppressing or fighting it. You recognize it, you smile to it, and you invite something nicer to come up and replace it; you read some inspiring words, you listen to a piece of beautiful music, you go somewhere in nature, or you do some walking meditation.”

Nhat Hanh

“Silence is essential. We need silence just as much as we need air, just as much as plants need light. If our minds are crowded with words and thoughts, there is no space for us.”

Nhat Hanh

“A person who lives moment to moment, who goes on dying to the past, is never attached to anything. Attachment comes from the accumulated past. If you can be unattached to the past every moment, then you are always fresh, young, just born. You pulsate with life and that pulsation gives you immortality. You are immortal, only unaware of the fact.”

Rajneesh

“Release and detach from every person, every circumstance, every condition, and every situation that no longer serves a divine purpose in your life. All things have a season, and all seasons must come to an end. Choose a new season, filled with purposeful thoughts and activities.”

Iyanla Vanzant

“In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?”

Gautama Buddha

“Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving.”

W. Clement Stone

“The power of intention is the power to manifest, to create, to live a life of unlimited abundance, and to attract into your life the right people at the right moments.”

Wayne Dyer

“The things people really want are love, connection, and purpose.”

Mallika Chopra

Best Wishes,

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