Originally Posted by Minxxa
True contentment has a lot more to do with accepting yourself, as is, even as you seek to be the best self you are.
Yes. And contentment is a kind of happiness, and is pleasurable -- as in bodily so. Contentment is part of the spectrum of happiness. That's how I see it.
Acceptance is such a profound inquiry. One can have self and other acceptance and still desire and work toward change. In fact, change comes much more easily when there is acceptance(!).
One of my greatest personal obstacles has been accepting the world situation--, politically / socially / environmentally / ecologically..., and getting past resentment about it. But I have decided that I need a light heart to do the work I want to do to help the world situation. So I am working on lightening my heart.
And I laugh a lot more lately, and cry more, and smile more, and express much more joy and peace and pain and sorrow.
Call me River.