The secrets of contentment

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Contentment is a state of being that does not question itself haphazardly in a way that then undermines this very contentment.

Questions are ok, as long as you maintain the love contained within them, and so remain openly content to explore answers, rather than needing them to come to you.

Needing anything is unsettling, and this brings discontentment alive in you, because love itself never needs anything, and love is satisfied and content at all times in itself to be itself within you.

Contentment and happiness. Are they related?

The secret of contentment is not a secret. It is more a knowing acceptance of the contentment that comes from having a loving attitude towards all things at all times. A loving attitude also brings you happiness as a by-product of you loving like this too.

"Contentment is the only real wealth."

So said the Swedish scientist and inventor, Alfred Nobel, (1833 to 1896). He was the inventor of dynamite, and also he is the man behind the Nobel prizes. He was the instigator of these prizes.

Real internal wealth comes from the soul living from contentment, or from peacefulness. This contentment is the real wealth, because it can never be taken away from you in this world.

This type of inner contentment brings you the peace of love's truth, that residing in you, through your loving, brings you happiness, contentment, and knowingness, or wisdom. You are content with your place within it all.

Love, peacefulness, and contentment

Real internal wealth comes from the soul, living from contentment, or from peacefulness.

This contentment is the real wealth, because it can never be taken away from you in this world. This type of inner contentment brings you the peace of love's truth that residing in you through your loving brings you happiness, contentment, and knowingness, or wisdom. You are content with your place within it all.

Is contentment something that is natural for us then, or not?

It was Saint Paul who said that he had to learn to be content.

Saint Paul says this in the New Testament book of the bible called Philippians. The following quote comes from Philippians, chapter 2, verse 12.

"I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content."

We have to accept that love is always enough to fulfil all of our needs.

The real secret of contentment is to always keep loving, despite whatever else is going on in your life.

Contentment is a natural state for us all

Contentment is a natural state that we have abandoned in some way, that is of course, if we are not currently experiencing it for ourselves right now.

Spiritual contentment is about your living as the real you, and your accepting fully this role.

Contentment is the peace of love living in you being completely itself all fulfilled.

This is being all of yourself within God, whilst realising this from your mind, and fully accepting it to be so. The acceptance is what brings to you the icing on the cake of contentment.

Contentment, without your mind supporting it, can always drop away, because of your inner doubts and inner struggles continually springing up that make you not quite believe that you are fundamentally naturally always already forever unchangeably perfectly contented.

Contentment is just being covered over by these fears and doubts, and never is it really ever lost.

Contentment and happiness are both states of your soul, that exists as a part of God, within God.

When your mind serves your heart, instead of the other way around, you are then content within all areas of your life. Your soul is your greatest ally, and when you accept your soul, you are content, because you are living as the real you.

Contentment is not about taking anything away, and nor is it about adding anything to the way that you are right now. When you continually accept your presently presenting starting point, you can then move on, and away from there.

Discontentment often means that love has left

Love, unlike discontentment, is about allowing life to listen fully to itself.
Listening to yourself discerns the love inherent in you by seeing its wealth.
Discontentment's the forgetting of this love. We shelve it away in our stealth.
Discontentment's allowing love to leave you, and so then you're in worse health!


When love leaves, it is because it never arrived past your discontentment.
Contentment brings love, but if discontentment arrives before love's dissent,
discontentment pushes God's love on past your heart and soul as un-sent,
leaving only discontentment, as contentment has gone where the love went.


Contentment and happiness are not just choices we make.

All such choices could never be made from contentment or happiness. In reality, they are only ever being still made from discontentment, or unhappiness.

Contentment or happiness never even considers the idea of choice, it is always just being itself completely.

When love loves it doesn't do so from choice but because its nature is to only love. The possibility of choice only arises from when we are not loving fully.

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Content, Contentment, Contentment And Happiness, Contentment And Love, Discontentment, Fears And Doubts, Happiness, Knowingness, Secret Of Contentment, Secrets Of Contentment

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I have been interested in the spiritual fields for over thirty five years now. My writing is mostly in this area.

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author avatar Utah Jay
1st Dec 2014 (#)

I have finally found my contentment and wouldn’t you know it…In the last place I thought it would be. Another great post.

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author avatar spirited
1st Dec 2014 (#)

Yes, that's the same with most things like that I think.

thanks Utah Jay

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
1st Dec 2014 (#)

Being content makes us lazy too. I want to be content but on the look out for life and excitement that we all should get involved in, but in our own way. My state of contentment is in changing what I can for the better and accepting those I cannot at least for the time being.

I have seen pursuit of material wealth is anathema to contentment as the more we have, the more we want and try to stay ahead by means fair or foul. Thanks Spirited for this thought provoking share - siva

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author avatar spirited
1st Dec 2014 (#)

Yes, being too contented with our lot in out mind might make us lazy, I sort of agree with you there siva.

I was sort of more meaning spiritual contentment here though.

Could spiritual contentment ever make us indolent or lazy?

Love to me is never lazy, and it is always content because it contents itself with its own perfection being always satisfied of its unconditional giving at all times to all people fully of itself.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
1st Dec 2014 (#)

Spiritual contentment, I have though I am afraid to tread deeper as I have seen few getting sucked in! For family people it is tougher as other family members would have different lifestyles. So for me, it is having varied pursuits but in moderation. Agreed loving without borders is the best way, thanks Spirited - siva

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author avatar WOGIAM
4th Dec 2014 (#)

I am generally a person who is content which what she had but i also strive for more in a positive way as sometimes contentment does lead to one becoming complacent.

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author avatar spirited
4th Dec 2014 (#)

yes, thanks for your comment WOGIAM

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
4th Dec 2014 (#)

Spirited, I truly believe that spiritual contentment for me starts with actually liking me. I've truly been blessed in life because I have always liked me. I haven't had the easiest life but it has been a wonderful life. I've received many blessings and I'm as contended as I can be. I will say that not everyone likes me because some people say I'm too happy to suit them. I will say that's okay too because I still like me.

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author avatar spirited
4th Dec 2014 (#)

yes Nancy, I would agree with what you said there.

If we do not like ourselves, or our life, it would be hard for us to then be fully content with anything much else about our life.

It all builds on this basic love of ourselves, I feel.

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author avatar Kingwell
5th Dec 2014 (#)

I agree with Nancy on this. We must like ourselves if we are to know contentment. I enjoyed your post my friend.

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author avatar spirited
5th Dec 2014 (#)

Thanks Kingwell, liking ourselves is a first step I think, but we must also like others too, or love ourselves, God, and all other souls.

This is a full contentment then.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
6th Dec 2014 (#)

Awesome article and very informative post!

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author avatar spirited
6th Dec 2014 (#)

thanks Fern

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