How to be satisfied with what you have…

This morning after really hectic days with a project kick-off, international travel and our annual jubilee event, I finally got back to my morning routine. Getting up early, exercising, reading my feed of websites.

This morning the website of Leo Babauta, Zen Habits, struck me in particular. It his article on taming the feeling of not having enough time.

I will let you read this quote, in italic. Enjoy!

 

…We want more and more, and are not satisfied with what we’re actually able to do in the time we have.

We want more, and what we have is never enough. It’s this lack of being satisfied that is the real problem. We reject our experience, and want more.

In Buddhism, this is called “greed.” I don’t love this term because it feels judgmental, but it’s simply that we’re not satisfied with what we have, we want more.

The answer to greed, according to Buddhism, is generosity. Which is to say, to see the amazingness in what we already have. To see the profound beauty in the experience we’re having right now. To love what is…

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