It is the aim of all spiritual seeking to bring us home, home to the understanding that we already have everything we need.
~Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison, Meditations From the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga
“Contentment” has been in my vocabulary a lot lately. Perhaps, the life-changing diet and my new yoga practice has opened my eyes and my spirit to the peace within. Maybe, it’s just my time, finally, to accept the fact that “more” is not “better” or “richer.”
I look within and I see a person who has spent much of his life in competition with himself and others. I see ambition, drama, contests, places and positions that have been my dreams and hopes.
Always being taught that ambition and drive are very good things, I recognize now that they have always had a narcotic effect on me. They have deadened moments that should have been celebrated, dulled the joy that would have come naturally otherwise.
But, regretting the loss of those moments of joy only perpetuates it. Finding acceptance of who we have been is just as important to happiness as becoming who can can be.
Coming home is not a long journey.