Contentment does not need more.
Contentment is at ease wherever and however it is.
Because of this, contentment will never be popularized by those who benefit from the capitalist, commercialized, materialist economy.
Contentment does not exist in stasis. It does not get in the way of striving, of improvement, of change. It can rest in a whole heart while the maelstrom wheels around us. Contentment endures.
Days have been hot here. It is a wonderful time to sit in the creek with the kids. But I wouldn’t have enjoyed myself there as much if I hadn’t just finished hoeing the corn. It is an inner life equation: meaningful work + good play/good rest = contentment.
Contentment is not happiness itself. But happiness is a result of contentment.
Do not stop doing meaningful work. Do not stop striving toward a better world.