Contentment comes from the hard work of fully knowing the self in the deepest way and learning to be fully present to life without resentment or regret but understanding that everything that happens is a result of your own intentions to grow and evolve. Find your feet every day upon the solid ground of your life and remind yourself of that intent, along with reminding yourself of your intention to connect with and fully allow your spirit to ground itself in your life as well. With spirit known and in alignment with physical self, contentment comes easily into play.
Focus on staying upon your intended path, the one that your spirit has pointed out to you, that feeds not only your ego but also your soul. It’s easy to follow ego alone, to go for what it wants and to forget that you are more than that or that anything else matters. But when you turn from ego, what else is there? Only the most important aspect of your makeup—your spirit that longs to connect and live life with your ego, to share in the glory and the defeat, the highs and the lows, and to grow by experience. Turn more often in your spirit’s direction and ask it for guidance as you seek balance and as you yearn for something new. It will not disappoint you!
Remain as attentive to what is going on inside your body as you do to what is going on outside your body, for the body itself is a barometer of the spirit. If you ignore the warnings of the body, both your physical self and your spiritual self will eventually suffer from neglect. There are many subtle things being communicated through your body from spirit constantly. If you begin to pay attention you will begin to notice them. Your body speaks to you all the time, sometimes subtly and sometimes loudly. It would do you good to start paying attention and taking the signs seriously. How your body speaks to you is unique so learn its language in order to know its messages.
The body requires certain things to remain healthy but so does the spirit. Give the body plenty of rest but know that the spirit also craves what the body wants. While the body is at rest the spirit gets to exercise. While the body sleeps soundly the spirit practices what it is best at, exploring its capabilities freed of the body, fulfilling its own needs and wants, learning what it can to enhance the experience of life in the body. Allow your spirit to teach you what it knows by paying attention to how it guides and directs you during the day and how it teaches you what you are truly capable of in the dreams it brings you at night.
Settle into the idea that you are spirit first and foremost and that your physical body is a temporary vehicle that you will one day discard as you venture on into new life without it. Treasure that body while you reside in it, taking care of it as you would your own child, for it is as precious as that. Just as Mother Nature takes care of all her creatures, providing them with what they need to survive, attend to yourself equally well, for you are responsible for your own body. One day you will realize your separateness, but for now strive for unity, kindness and love, for that is what will aid you the most.