An important aspect of being human is the drive to take action, to learn, to grow, to create change. When we are not happy with the way things are, we may feel an impulse to take positive steps in a different direction. Discontent and drive have inspired our species to create tools, electricity, computers, commerce, and to advance civilization in so many ways.
And yet, it may be interesting to notice that we—and our brains—often spend more time searching for something different and less time resting into the contentment of now. If this is a relatively safe and peaceful moment, why do we resist letting it just be? Both drive and contentment can co-exist as a harmonious flow.
In mindful presence,
Life is precious as it is.
All the elements for your happiness are already here.
There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle.
―Thich Nhat Hanh
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Lori Furbush teaches Qigong, Yoga, Reiki, & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She weaves MINDFULNESS & RELAXATION into every moment.