If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.
– Oprah Winfrey
Meaning of this quote:
When we embrace our lives for the way they are, we find many reasons to keep doing so. When we condition ourselves to have something in exchange for embracing our lives, we eventually run out of reasons.
Love your life, and let it love you back. Love your life unconditionally. Life doesn’t always require special circumstances or a special place to truly embrace it.
The more we appreciate all that we have and pay attention to even the little details, the more we realize that we have almost everything we will ever need. The problem is that when we take things for granted in exchange for something we don’t have, we end up undervaluing the things which we already own.
The goal of leading a fulfilled life isn’t to have everything, and for that reason, we don’t need everything. Understand that fulfillment does not come from materialistic things, but from within. The fact remains that no one has everything, but every person makes the most of what they have.
Be grateful for what you have
Embrace your life, and be grateful for everything you have. When you feel like you don’t have anything, try looking at others who aren’t as fortunate as you, yet are still happy.
If you ever feel like you don’t have enough, remember that your lifestyle is still a dream for many others. Being grateful for what you have attracts more reasons to be grateful.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
– Marcus Aurelius
The more we strive for happiness, the more reasons we have to be sad, doesn’t it seem? Do we not often end up disappointed when we expect happiness or anything that we cannot directly control?
It is impossible for something external to make you happy, unhappy, or fulfilled. It always comes from within, from the way one perceives and thinks. You will never achieve what you desire if you focus on what you lack.
We attract what we focus on. If we complain about what we don’t have, we can never run out of reasons to complain. When you appreciate what you have, life becomes more abundant. However, It is impossible to be satisfied when your focus is on what you lack.
The key to true happiness lies in your own thoughts and actions. When we focus on the possibilities, it’s easy to seize new opportunities. Nevertheless, it’s not always the case when we only concentrate on the obstacles.
Overthinking the smallest thing can turn our simple life into a complicated one, and the pursuit of perfectionism can make us lose sight of what is important.
Minimalism is the best approach since not everything can add functionality. When we have more than we need, we often end up with more complexity. Realize that less is more.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.