Early this week we had a visit from my Gaia friend, Ben. Many of the rest of you know him, too. He drove all the way from Nashville, Tennessee to help celebrate his Dad’s 80th birthday, and while he was in the greater Chicagoland area, he came to HolEssence for a wonderful visit.
Let me tell you, the pleasure was all ours! What beautiful energy and heart this man has. Look at the photograph, you can just see it.
Last week I had the privilege of meeting 12-week old Ellery. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about him. He lives out of state but was here visiting his grandparents and aunt. He also came to visit us at HolEssence. There wasn’t a big exchange. As you can see, Ellery is at peace within himself—he’s the epitome of contentment.
According to Webster, contentment is the state of feeling satisfied with one’s possession, status or situation; to be satisfied with what you have. So what prevents many of us from being content? Desire. When we desire something we don’t have, we’re not content. It is my desire (no pun intended) to be at ease with who I am and what I have. I am content. One of my favorite quotes is by J. Brotherton:
“My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants.”