When I said that your cup runneth over, I did not mean for it to run over with discontent. I do not give you discontent. Discontent is something you help yourself to.
Tell yourself to be contented. Think of it, beloveds, you live under a sky that is referred to as the Heavens. You always have it. There is always the sky above. The sky is bright blue or it is gray. It may have clouds, and yet the sun can shine through the clouds. And, if the sun does not shine today, it will tomorrow. And if you want rain, that will come to you as well.
There is always ground under your feet, and sometimes you walk on air!
There are trees in the world and other growing things.
When you start to feel discontent with your lot, go out to a park or a country lane and content yourself.
Enough with displeasure. Aren't you tired of it? Be discontent with discontent and find a different way to feel. You are you wherever you are and regardless of all circumstances. If you are discontent in a hut, it is unlikely that you will be content in a palace – for very long, that is.
There is some truth to the idea that everything in the world is a trade-off. You can't have both summer and winter at the same time. It has to be one or the other. Certainly, you're not one of those people who complains about the heat of summer and the cold of winter. Certainly, you do not wish away your present life.
The accumulated years of your body are not twenty-one and seventy-one at the same time.
You may not be able to eat everything you want and be slim at the same time. Why are you astonished?
Sometimes it is as if you are unaware of the propensities of life in the world. Sometimes My children are both blind and deaf. You have so many choices. To your mind, it may be that you have too many or not enough.
Will you take your attention off the little and big things that bug you, and put your attention on the little and big things that your heart appreciates? Appreciate now. Don't wait for tomorrow. Enjoy now.
When you go through things that you don't want to, be a good sport. Be amiable. Don't take any more pot shots at life. Let life be of use to you. Reformat your mind set.
A grumbler do not be. Enough of dragging your feet through life. Step lightly. Step high. Climb a tree. Do something. Do something that gives joy to your heart. Enough waiting for the world to present itself to you the way you want. If life were food, beloveds, take a bite of it. Take a big bite. Give life some latitude. You want freedom? Then give life the freedom to be and take its course.
You do not like it when your car breaks down. Understandable. At the same time, this gives you a chance to walk or to take a bus. What is so bad about that? Do not walking and taking a bus also have their virtues?
We are talking about your walking on the sunny side of the street, beloveds.
When the sun is too hot or too far away, enjoy the day even so. Have some consideration for the day. It is what it is. You are not to blame it for anything. You are responsible for the kind of day you have. The day is not responsible for what you feel.
Are you not yet used to living in the world? The world is not responsible for you. You are responsible for the world. You are to raise it.
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