You may recall the antacid commercial that asked the
question, "How do you spell relief?" Speaking of spelling
questions: How do you spell contentment?
I believe there are several possible ways to spell contentment.
My favorites are as follows:
P E A C E
S A T I S F A C T I O N
R E S T E D
F U L L
E N O U G H
In a world filled with layered expectations, endless challenges,
and chronic crises, one wonders if genuine contentment,
no matter how you spell it, is possible.
Believing that contentment is possible is the first step to feeling
that "it is well." Can you believe that soul-peace is yours to enjoy,
no matter the circumstances in your personal or social world?
If believing in contentment is the first step to experiencing
spiritual and emotional peace, the second step is daily nurturing your
soul satisfying feelings. Here are three ways to do so:
1. Drink and sip B.R.E.W. daily. Take time to Be still; Receive God's
love; Embrace who you are; and Welcome the day or the moment.
B.R.E.W. is a soulfully potent mixture that provides, among other things,
a heightened sense of divine worth and self acceptance.
2. Live at a Sacred Pace. Rushing about from one thing to the
next is a way of disturbing your inner still waters of peace.
Consciously slow down. Observe how this simple behavioral
downshifting can dramatically change your life for the better.
For more about slowing down, visit www.savoringpace.com.
3. Celebrate Your Journey. In her wonderful book,
Create a Life that Tickles Your Soul, Suzanne Willis Zoglio
encourages readers to "pack the gear" that will help you
live your best life. Her last suggestion has proven to be the
most meaningful for me. She encourages us to bring a flag
"to plant at each new summit." She writes, "There you'll
rest and watch it wave, and feel good about how far you have
[Note: Once again, here are the 7 Daily Affirmations:
1. I am a Child of God.
2. I Play and Soar in the Spirit.
3. I Join God in Co-Creating My Reality
With My Thoughts and Actions.
4. I am Ever-growing in Knowledge and Ability.
5. I Join Others in Creating the Beloved Community.
6. I Practice Enlightened Perseverance.
7. It is Well with My Soul.
Visit www.brewseries.com for past affirmation reflections.]
"I have a heart with room for every joy."
Zora Neale Hurston
"Contentment comes from the inside."
"We must balance scaling the mountains of accomplishment
with floating in the waters of contentment."
3. Boston Globe Article
Several weeks ago, I had a fascinating interview with Rich Barlow
of the Boston Globe about my new book, Holy Play: The Joyful Adventure
of Unleashing Your Divine Purpose. His thoughtful article may be read at the
link below. I hope you find it interesting. Please send the link to family and
friends you think may find the article helpful in some way. Also, I am interested
in your questions and comments. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's Talk!