The first time I experienced his teachings he offered us
The Contentment Mantra....
Om, I have enough, ah hum
When I first heard this, I like many in the room, smiled & perhaps even snickered a bit...there were quite a few nods of the head in the room as well...yah, yah...we all know we have enough...
What I'm learning is that there is quite a difference between knowing I have enough & actually living that way. I think we are greedy by nature. Especially those of us who have never truly wanted for the basic necessities of life.
I mostly live my life believing that I am happy & content....and then I shop....as a weaver I am a wool & fibre junkie. There isn't a wool store or a craft event that I don't visit & shop at. And I look so much better riding my beloved Harley when I'm wearing 1 of the 45 Harley t-shirts I own....I can justify a shopping day with such ease....I "deserve" it!
But do I need it? No. No I don't. I have enough. I have more than enough.
So I will continue to meditate on Santosha. I will repeat the Contentment Mantra until I truly believe it; until I believe it in my heart. And then perhaps true Contentment will reveal itself to me.
Namaste my Friends!