The Quest for Satisfaction

This morning the Dalai Lama posted something on facebook that caught my eye. (I know….we live in an age where the Dalai Lama has a facebook page!!!!)
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Dalai Lama - The interesting thing about greed is that although the underlying motive is to seek satisfaction, even after obtaining the object of one's desire, one is still not satisfied, it becomes limitless or boundless and that leads to trouble. On the other hand, if one has a strong sense of contentment, it doesn't matter whether one obtains the object or not; either way, one is still content.
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To be content, seems a life long journey for most. Yet, look around us, look at the sense of purpose in the animal kingdom, witness the sense of satisfaction amongst them.

Where did we go so wrong that the majority of human beings have a ‘wish list’ ~ ‘things’ that are somehow going to make our lives better?

If we focus on and celebrate the natural good, we will suddenly feel the importance to protect and cherish it. If we really see how much Mother Earth has to offer, we will put away the wish list and sit back in wonder at how we missed so much.

My thoughts are with those affected by the oil spills in the Golf of Mexico. May we find the insight we need to stop this travesty of oil drilling. May we stop the relentless search for satisfaction and realise we have been given so much already, we only need look at our systems and redevelop ways to live that focus more on the beauty that surrounds us instead of obliterating it.

If what we think is what we become, may we conjure up a world free of destruction and build one full of compassion.
More importantly, may we finally be satisfied.

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