The good life—the one that truly satisfies—exists only when we stop wanting a better one. That’s Philosophy 101 according to Chuck Swindoll in “Insights for Living.”
His statement resonated with me today as I continue to pare down my belongings and downsize for the next chapter of living. This is one of those milestone years for the class of ‘65 which is also turning 65 and many of us are rethinking our daily living.
The baby boomers, long known as master acquirers, are now learning a new skill: getting rid of excess stuff and it’s a monumental task.
All those gazkinka pins and gadgets we thought we had to have didn’t add one iota to the quality of our lives, but we never suspected that we would eventually resent their presence as they mysteriously turned into “junk.”
Heck, most folks don’t even use their garages any longer because they are filled with stuff they don’t know what to do with.
“The lust for more – so brilliantly injected by those who peddle them – is a virus draining our souls of happy contentment,” suggests Swindoll.
Savoring what is, rather than longing for what might be, may be the answer to finding true peace and contentment. Satisfaction comes when we step off the escalator of desire and say, "This is enough. What I have will do.”