Wednesday, December 16, 2015

To Know the Liberation of "Enough"


"He who knows that enough is enough
will always have enough."
Lao Tzu

A lady is free from the snares of commercial hype.  She is not always on the hunt for the next new and better thing.  Shopping is not among her regular pastimes; she doesn't spend her time aimlessly browsing catalogs that feed an insatiable desire for more things.

As a result, a lady is not encumbered with an increasing hoard of trappings.  Her life and possessions are well-ordered.  She possesses the exceptional beauty of contentment, with a mindset more focused on giving than forever getting.

Principle:  A lady is content with enough.


Art: Lady in White, Window Shopping by James Crandall

6 comments:

  1. This has a been my "word" and theme for the year - what a timely post for me as I wrap up 2015.

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  2. I thought of you, Jill, as I posted this, remembering this was your word of the year. I find it so interesting that you do this ... how do you go about choosing your word for a coming year?

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  3. How timely for us all! Thank you :)

    (I deleted my first comment because my heart icon apparently did not translate well! Hehe)

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  4. Jamie, your life is a beautiful example of this contentment!

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  5. So well put. I have a tendency to spend too much time online browsing. I have recently set up some rules for myself about this, but I love looking at it the way you've put it. As a way to be more refined, rather than seeing it as depriving myself. Thank you.

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    1. God bless you, Deborah. I'm so glad if this was an encouragement to you!

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