I know I have written an awful lot about Satisfaction. I find that this is an ongoing focus of mine that just continues to be interesting! I am committed to mastering it in my own life, and truthfully, I just can’t see how the topic can get old. Can one ever get enough of looking for things to feel good about? I don’t think so! 🙂
I have spent A LOT of time thinking about big dreams, huge dreams, astronomical dreams. Although this has often led to constructive action, sometimes it can just end up being overwhelming. Recently, I have focused more on doing light and fun things that I enjoy. This blog is part of that.
A couple days ago I was typing out some notes and open to getting some insight, and here are the thoughts that came to me:
You know, those “big” dreams. those can seem a little scary. in stead of worrying about those right now, we would encourage you to simply explore joy. Experiment with satisfaction. Keep dipping your toes into it. Allow yourself to dream and explore and make some little actions of daring to move forward towards it. You see? Simple little things, they add up so well.
I love the idea of experimenting with satisfaction, exploring joy. Dabbling in it. I think of so many things I have been doing these days, and they all smack of this. Instead of trying to take care of “the big things,” I’m focusing on things that are simple to appreciate. Previous posts have alluded to this kind of thing as well. I’m focusing my life around ease, appreciation, joy, and lightness. And it’s working!
Now I would like to open the floor up to some insight from Ye Older Higher Self 🙂
Thank you for joining us, are there any insights you would like to add to this discussion?
Of course, Chris. There is always further insight to those who are available to receive. Life is like that. On this topic we would like to add that as you get more practiced reaching for satisfaction, you will notice more to be satisfied with. The more you focus on these things, the more they will manifest. Soon enough, you will only see things around you that satisfy you. It’s like magic!
Wow. That’s a really cool concept. I like it. One question for clarification: if we are here focusing on satisfying things, I mean, what about things that “go wrong,” aren’t they there to teach us? I mean, isn’t that part of life too? I mean, is everything always going to be perfect? And furthermore, that just doesn’t seem like most people’s reality. That seems like some kind of fairy tale or something. I know there’s a lot to what you are saying, I’m just imagining people looking for clarification here, possibly objecting or not understanding what you are saying.
Of course. Because you live in a world of cynicism and resignation, to use the words of your old friends. People expect suffering and pain, and when they don’t see it, they wonder if they are in “reality.” Reality is often is expected to be synonymous with pain and suffering. And surely contrast, as you say, or unwanted things, are a part of reality. Yet, the choice to be satisfied with your life, to look for satisfaction, and to see a satisfying process as things unfold and become how you want them, that is available to everyone. People have the right and the power to choose to look for satisfaction in all circumstances. They can look for what is perfect, what the good is, and they can trust that the process is working out for them. In that, they can find satisfaction, even in circumstances which others might judge as bad or even unsatisfying.
Okay, that makes a lot of sense. I get that. So it’s not about denying that unwanted things happen. It’s about choosing to look for the blessing in things.
In a way, yes. But even more it’s about choosing to trust that everything is a blessing, that life is ever unfolding and whether you feel good or not about something, there is a perfection in all that is, and you can “enjoy the ride,” as you say, or not, it is up to you how you see it. Your attitude determines so much. So why not look for satisfaction? Even when you do not understand the blessing, even when you cannot see it. Maybe you can’t see the blessing in some particular thing. So look for something else. Find something to be satisfied with.
Okay, some of your words seem slightly confusing or contradictory. I still don’t fully understand. Am I supposed to look at things I don’t like and be satisfied? Or am I supposed to ignore those things and focus on things that feel better?
Which feels better for you?
Um, well, I often ignore things that I don’t like. I’m chuckling as I say this. It seems a little strange or something, but I often just focus on the things I want to focus on. And trust that the rest will take care of itself.
Exactly! That’s how you do it! That is perfect.
Hmm. Okay. Sounds good. Thank you!