“Contentment is the Only Real Wealth”
swedish chemist Alfred Noble
Real contentment brings deep satisfaction with what we have without that desire for more or better. Envy, greed, obsession, control, anger, all those harmful useless emotions naturally fade as loving kindness prevails with inner content. And that calm attracts others, they feel very safe in our company.
Financial wealth, education, freedom, etc do help but without real inner contentment the others can seem quite pointless. Putin is said to be the richest man in the world with much great worldly wealth and power yet his discontent has lead to an invasion and slaughter of civilians … with the threat of using nuclear weapons just to get even more attention.
So why chase desires when the treasure of contentment is already within …
just as a tree can’t grow without roots and branches we also need health and fitness, and money can’t buy that!