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TODAY'S INSPIRATIONAL THEME: Contentment
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The Buddha (563-483 BC)
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    At the top of the Home Page:
    --Godly gain in contentment.
    --Amazing contentment
    Midway down the page:
    --Learn from the flowers
    --Let your desires flow inward

    For Prayer Warriors who scroll down:
    --Oprah on contentment and significance
    --The greatest treasure
    --Key to happiness
              
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There is great gain in godliness
with contentment; for we brought
nothing into the world, and we
cannot take anything out of the
world; but if we have food and
clothing, with these we shall be
content. But those who desire to
be rich fall into temptation, into a
snare, into many senseless and
hurtful desires that plunge men
into ruin and destruction. For the
love of money is the root of all
evils; it is through this craving that
some have wandered away from
the faith and pierced their hearts
with many pangs.

1 Timothy 6: 6-10
Holy Bible
Revised Standard Edition
One of the most profound effects of inward simplicity is the rise of
an amazing spirit of contentment. Gone is the need to strain and
pull to get ahead. In rushes a glorious indifference to position,
status, or possession. Living out of this wonderful Center causes
all other concerns to fade into insignificance...

To live in contentment means we can opt out of the status race
and the maddening pace that is its necessary partner. We can
shout "No!" to the insanity which chants, "More, more, more!"
We can rest contented in the gracious provision of God.

Richard J. Foster
From "Seeking the Kingdom"
HarperSanFrancisco, 1995
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Therefore I tell you, do not worry about
your life, what you will eat, or about your
body, what you will wear. Is not life more
than food and the body more than
clothing? Look at the birds in the sky;
they do not sow or reap, they gather
nothing into barns, yet your heavenly
Father feeds them...Learn from the way
the wild flowers grow. They do not work
or spin. But I tell you that not even
Solomon in all his splendor was clothed
like one of them.

Matthew 6: 25-26, 28-29
New American Bible
You think you must have this or that and then you can be happy. But no matter
how many of your desires are satisfied, you never will find happiness through
them. The more you have, the more you want. Learn to live simply. Lord Krishna
said: "His mind is full with contentment whose desires ever flow inward. That man
is like a changeless ocean which is kept brimful with constantly entering waters.
He is not a
muni who bores holes of desires in his reservoir of peace and lets the
waters escape.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952)
Indian Guru and founder of the Self Realization Fellowship
 
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up
having more. If you concentrate on what you don't
have, you will never, ever have enough.

Oprah Winfrey
The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance - and then even
the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.

Oprah Winfrey
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is
the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest
friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.

Lao Tzu (600-531 BC)
Founder of Taoism
Patience is the key to contentment.

Mohammed (570-632)
Founder of Islam
There is no end of craving. Hence contentment
alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore,
acquire contentment.

Swami Sivananda (1887-1963)
Indian Yoga master, founder of The Divine Life Society
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God may allow His servant to succeed when He has disciplined him
to a point where he does not need to succeed to be happy. The man
who is elated by success and is cast down by failure is still a carnal
man. At best his fruit will have a worm in it.

A. W. Tozier (1897-1963)
American Protestant pastor, author, speaker