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A Dictionary of New Epigrams

Contentment

To be content is easy when you accept that having your basic needs met is all you really need, and everything beyond that is for optional pleasures.

If eating an appropriately healthy meal isn’t enough, eating all the food in the world won’t be enough.

It feels better to enjoy what you have than suffer over what you want.

It is a waste of time and energy to try to satisfy a gluttony of any type.

To be tranquil with oneself, and content with the world as it is, can be attained if you choose to do it.

Tranquility comes to those who are of service to others, and especially to those who serve others who are themselves being of service to others.

If you can’t find tranquility within yourself, where will you look?

Your self can be tranquil even while engaged in wild activities.

Participate in what comes to you with tranquility, even when that means struggling against something that is morally wrong.

The media of the world are promoting discontent, and the purveyors of media earn their living by convincing you to spend your time and money on things you wouldn’t if they weren’t promoting them.

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