Becoming The Change Podcast (Episode 548): Simplicity and Contentment

Welcome to the Becoming The Change Podcast. Each daily reading focuses on a different quote on how we can best apply it to our own moral compass and one of the five areas in Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Thank you for listening and we hope you consider subscribing to the podcast for future episodes.

Simplicity and Contentment

“Nature teaches us simplicity and contentment, because in its presence we realize we need very little to be happy.”

-Mark Coleman

In life we are ultimately seeking happiness. What American mixed martial artist Mark Coleman points out in today’s quote is happiness lies within. It isn’t something that can be bought or given. He uses the example of nature and when you really take a moment to think of this specific example, it can bring you that happiness right away. All the beauty within this world from the mountains to the ocean can give you that happiness that you seek. You just need to open your heart and mind. Nature has that simplicity and contentment if you look hard enough. And to be honest if we look at our lives in that same manner, I believe that simplicity and contentment is there too which brings forth that sense of happiness that we all seek.

What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards improving your self awareness?

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