by Jim McGregor, The Tao of Recovery
I want money, houses, cats, furs, stereos, friends, and … contentment!
I have everything that I need, but I want more. Then I will be secure.
But will I be content?
My inner space is empty, and I have tried so hard to be fulfilled that I am tempted to give up.
It seems that I have treated spiritual fulfillment as I have treated cars, money, and houses. I want it and I am fighting for it.
I have heard that desires cause pain.
I have heard that peace and serenity are already present in me, if I will only allow them to manifest.
I believe that I will give up the fight and wait for the beautiful gift of contentment.
Wapiti River + O’Brien Provincial Park
South of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada