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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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Repression

POSTED BY: Oliver Ross \ August 5, 2017

Repression

Surrender denotes non-resistance (page 98). It also denotes non-repression. The practice of contentment doesn’t involve the repression of our more, better, different thoughts. Quite the opposite. It gives us a direct experience of this kind of thinking such that we can increase our insight into its true nature. It occurrence also gives us an opportunity … Continue reading Repression

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Labeling: A Simple yet Eloquent Way to Cultivate Contentment

POSTED BY: Oliver Ross \ June 5, 2016

Labeling: A Simple yet Eloquent Way to Cultivate Contentment

Labeling an unappreciative more, better, different thought immediately upon becoming aware of is fundamental to the practice of contentment. It is a first inner action that a practitioner can take to open the way for the acceptance of this type of thinking. When we label our unappreciative not-enough thoughts we create the nanosecond of time … Continue reading Labeling: A Simple yet Eloquent Way to Cultivate Contentment

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Purposefully Ponder and Appreciate Death

POSTED BY: Oliver Ross \ May 22, 2016

Any and all degrees of the discontentment consequential to unappreciative more, better, different thinking are rooted in fear (Chapter 8). Fear of not getting more of this or that, not being better at such and such, not accomplishing one or another different goal, and so on. And perhaps most powerfully, the fear of death. Our … Continue reading Purposefully Ponder and Appreciate Death

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Aversion

POSTED BY: Oliver Ross \ April 23, 2016

Aversion

Part of the “work to be done” in the practice of contentment is to deal with the aversive side of unappreciative more, better, different thinking. Instead of the side of this thinking that propels us to persistently pursue a plethora of more, better and different things, the aversive side deludes us into believing that avoidance … Continue reading Aversion

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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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Forgiveness: The Gift To Give Yourself

POSTED BY: Oliver Ross \ March 1, 2016
Forgiveness: The Gift To Give Yourself

Practitioners of contentment must learn how to forgive themselves for the occurrence of unappreciative more, better, different thinking (Chapter 13). After they acknowledge and surrender…

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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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