#Contentment February 21


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Contentment

When you are in ease in your current situation it is defined as CONTENTMENT.

When you learn how to apply contentment in your life it is amazing the riches you will find that you are in possession of. Contentment is a state of mind.

There is a great story that belongs to Richard Conwell.

richard conwell

Conwell was an American Baptist minister, orator, philanthropist, lawyer, and writer. He is best remembered as the founder and first president of Temple University in Philadelphia, as the Pastor of The Baptist Temple, and for his inspirational lecture.

That lecture was called Acres of Diamonds and here is a link to that talk in its totality

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A portion of the Acres of Diamonds Lecture Source: Acres of Diamonds, Russell H. Conwell

Russell Conwell in his lecture talks about ancient Persian, and a man named Ali Hafed, who owned a very large farm that had orchards, grain fields, and gardens. Ali was a wealthy and a CONTENT man. One day Ali entertained a guest who told him all about diamonds and how wealthy he would be if he owned a diamond mine. Ali Hafed went to bed that night a poor man—poor because he was DISCONTENTED.

Craving a mine of diamonds, he sold his farm to search for the rare stones. He traveled the world over, finally becoming so poor, broken, and defeated that he committed suicide.

One day, the man who purchased Ali Hafed’s farm led his camel into the garden to drink. As his camel put its nose into the brook, the man saw a flash of light from the sands of the stream. He pulled out a stone that reflected all the hues of the rainbow. The man had discovered the mine of Golconda, the most magnificent diamond mine in all history.

Had Ali Hafed remained at home and dug in his own garden, he would have had acres of diamonds instead of experiencing death in a strange land. The more we want from a human perspective, the less we have.

Contentment starts with taking stock of what you have in your life and expressing gratitude for that.  Take out a pen and piece of paper and make a list of all the wonderful things you have in your life. Your spiritual health, your friends, a bed to sleep in, and the gift of today are all places you can start.

It ‘s okay to want to improve and have goals but Ali Hafed let discontentment be the driving force and that is not a good thing. Happiness can be fleeting but being CONTENT can remain constant with the right mind set of gratitude.

 

 

 

 

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