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Young or old, most of us are discontented merely because we want something more: a better job, a finer car, a bigger salary. Our discontent is based upon our desire for “the more.” It is only because we want something more that most of us are discontented.
Mostly the discontent that you feel comes from not having enough of something-you are dissatisfied because you think you do not have enough money or power or success or fame or virtue or love, or holiness. This is not the discontent that leads to the joy of the kingdom. Its source is greed and ambition and its fruit is restlessness and frustration.
But I am not talking about that kind of discontent here. Yes, it is the desire for “the more” that prevents clear
thinking, but if we are discontented, not because we want something, but without knowing what we want; if we are dissatisfied with our jobs, with making money, with seeking position and power, with tradition, with what we have and with what we might have; if we are dissatisfied, not with anything in particular but with everything, then I think we shall find that our discontent brings clarity.
When we don’t accept or follow, but question, investigate, penetrate how we have been programmed from birth to be dissatisfied, ever striving and rarely finding, there will be an insight out of which will come creativity, joy.
The day you are discontented not because you want more of something but without knowing what it is you want; when you are sick at heart of everything that you have been pursuing so far and you are sick of the pursuit itself, then your heart will attain a great clarity, an insight that will cause you to experience that mysterious moment when you delight in everything and in nothing.