You can ask these two questions from yourself: Am I contented with my life? Simply, do I have contentment? I think these are very important and life changing questions. I think the way to contentment is the way of simple life. There is no other way. The simple life is based on few needs, not on much. I know those who live a simple life are always contented and they are emotionally healthy. They don’t need much. They don’t crave to have much, but are happy with whatever they have. They are contented with life because they have trained their minds to be contented with few things. Therefore, they have contentment. They are contented with few. They understand that when wishes are crushed by the reality of life, the law of impermanence, contentment is crushed too. The contentment arising from simple life is based on understanding and wisdom. The function of this wisdom is to make you feel enough of what you have. You don’t crave for more. If you do, your contentment is crushed immediately. So, train yourself today, “I will be contented with few and I will not crave for much.” Now, imagine both husband and wife are contented with each other’s presence and are contented with few things they have, they will have contentment and they will live a contented married life!
With many blessings !
The Urban Buddhist Monk