PATIENCE. A learned practice. We have been tested with our patience from even before we were born, in the womb, waiting in patience to breathe our first breath of life. We wait in lines, we wait in traffic, we wait for the best day of our lives, we wait to see the smiles of our loved ones after returning home from a long day of work.

Can you trust your patience enough to practice SANTOSHA, or contentment? 

"Santosha (skt. संतोष saṃtoṣa, santōṣḥ) literally means "contentment, satisfaction". Most of us believe that contentment will come once we achieve something. It could be financial success, finding a companion, having a child, retirement, owning certain material items, reaching a goal, being a certain weight, having a certain status,  recognition, etc...."

Practicing Santosha means having contentment in all things. It is accepting the way things are. Having Patience is often beyond our control.  Santosha encourages us to be satisfied and patient with whatever each day brings, welcoming what we get.

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ~ Lao Tzu

Stop wondering if you are better than last year, and how great you will be next year. BE HERE.

Be content.