“We need much less than we think we need.”
~ Maya Angelou
It’s Wednesday, mid-week, a perfect time to pause and simply be content with where we are, and what we have, on this day.
I wish I was better at contentment. I place great value on cultivating an attitude of gratitude and contentment yet at times it is elusive. It’s why I get caught up in doing and find it difficult to simply be still sometimes.
I could blame this fast-paced world where we are continually bombarded with the latest and greatest new thing. I could blame the evening news and the fear-mongering, catastrophe-predicting, not-so-neutral, media. I could blame a society that places the greatest value on high achievers. I could blame Pinterest.
But really I need only look in the mirror because discontentment is an internal issue rooted in fear: fear of not measuring up to society’s, or my neighbour’s, standards; fear of failing; fear of what might happen; fear of being rejected; fear of not being good enough.
Today I’m reminding myself of the Truth I know to be the antidote to fear and I’m going to pepper my doing with a good measure of being.