Investigation

POSTED BY: Oliver Ross \ September 30, 2017

Investigation

Investigation is fundamental to the practice of contentment. It is the very first step novice practitioners must take to truly realize for themselves that any degree of discontent they feel had its origins in some shape or form of unappreciative more, better, different thinking. Practitioners of contentment do not on blind faith take anyone else’s … Continue reading Investigation

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The Delusion of Separation

POSTED BY: Oliver Ross \ August 5, 2017

The Delusion of Separation

I am at an airport waiting to board and noticing that everyone I see is metaphorically a wave in the ocean of humanity. Different shapes and sizes of waves but a wave just like I am, all of us simultaneously a part and the whole of an ocean-like world. Conceptually, I know there is no … Continue reading The Delusion of Separation

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Entanglement

POSTED BY: Oliver Ross \ April 2, 2016

Entanglement

When we identify with our unappreciative more, better, different thoughts they can entangle us (Chapter 8). Instead of passing through us like small white clouds…

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The Conscious Awareness behind our Unappreciative Not-Enough Thoughts

POSTED BY: Oliver Ross \ March 19, 2016

The Conscious Awareness behind our Unappreciative Not-Enough Thoughts

“I don’t believe that consciousness is generated by the brain. I believe that the brain is more of a receiver of consciousness.” Graham Hancock The first step in practicing contentment is “awareness” (Chapter 1). It is doing our best to pay attention to the comings and goings in our brain of our unappreciative more, better, … Continue reading The Conscious Awareness behind our Unappreciative Not-Enough Thoughts

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Ambition and Contentment are Not Mutually Exclusive

POSTED BY: Oliver Ross \ January 25, 2016
Ambition and Contentment are Not Mutually Exclusive

“Until you can appreciate what you have there will never be room for more. The key lies in a balance between contentment and ambition” cheriebee.blogpost.com Ambition, the desire for success, is a basic human characteristic. Virtually everyone is ambitious, at least to some extent. Almost all of us want to succeed at something – whether … Continue reading Ambition and Contentment are Not Mutually Exclusive

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Workaholism: a Common Consequences of Not-Enough Thinking

POSTED BY: Oliver Ross \ December 17, 2015
Workaholism: a Common Consequences of Not-Enough Thinking

Workaholism: a Common Consequences of Not-Enough Thinking

“I used to be a classic workaholic, and after seeing how little work and career really mean when you reach the end of your life, I put a new emphasis on things I believe count more. These things include: family, friends, being part of a community, and appreciating the little joys of the average day.” … Continue reading Workaholism: a Common Consequences of Not-Enough Thinking

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