What Are The Hidden Secrets For Contentment In Life?

by Sheri @ Purposeful Habits

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 Have You Unlocked The Secrets For Contentment?

 I love meeting new people. Since I began my personal growth journey I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of like-minded friends who want to share their experiences with the world just like I do.
Today, I want to introduce you to Beth Dyer from The Mama Bear Yoginia busy mom of 3 who loves yoga and wants to share her journey and passion with the world.
She offers a unique view into the yogi world that many can relate to. Today she is sharing with you her secrets for contentment! This is a great one. Enjoy!

Every single one of us is on a journey. We want to find the secrets for contentment, but most of the time we are not always right where we want to be on the journey, and that’s perfectly ok.

Sometimes, though, it’s hard to accept that idea…that’s it’s actually ok to not be where we want to be.


In this world that covets perfection and shames people for not being exactly the way everyone else says they should be, it’s almost impossible to stop and appreciate each step of the way on our journey.

I’ll let you in on a little secret, it IS ok to love where you are RIGHT NOW, even if it’s not where you think you should be.

There is a practice on the 8 fold path of yoga called santosha, or contentment. Santosha means accepting and appreciating things they way they are, not how you want things to be.

Lao Tzu once said:

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”

Every thing you experience along your journey forward helps to make you who you are now, and who you will become in the future. This means every single experience is important. Use the want for more as the drive to move you forward, to help you to unlock the secrets for contentment.

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Everyone has things they can change and improve on, but don’t lose who you are right now by longing so much for who you want to be. This is especially hard when it comes to wanting to lose weight or make more money. You need to realize that wishing so hard for something that’s not, can actually hold you back and make your progress slower. You need to love yourself and what you have right now, and then nothing will be able to hold you back!

Here are some positive affirmations or mantras you can turn to when you need help feeling content.

I find mantras help me clear my mind and focus on what I really need to work on feeling. I repeat them when doing yoga, when praying**, and sometimes just at times during the day when I feel anxious or stressed.

Mantras for Contentment:

  • What I have is enough. Who I am is enough. Where I am at is enough.
  • Every experience holds a blessing. It is my job to always try to find it!
  • Sadness is living in the past. Anxiety is living in the future. Inner peace is living in the present.
  • I must take time to appreciate where I am right now. My entire journey is important.
  • What I have right now, I once longed for.
  • I will enjoy today because I have a today to enjoy.
  • How will I be happy with more if I cannot be happy with what I already have?
  • Today I choose to love where I am and what I have. My entire journey is important.
  • I will learn from the disappointments and not let them derail my journey forward.
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Pick one of these mantras or even find one of your own. Pick more than one, whatever speaks to you and your journey.

Say it to yourself each morning in the mirror, say it during meditation, say it during yoga, or while you pray.

The secrets for contentment are not focused on religion. They are about you.

Anytime you need a reminder of how amazing you are right now and how important this moment is, say your mantra.

If you pray, here’s what you can do. Change your mantra to be something of thanks to God, or any being you believe in. Whatever works for you. Your mantra is personal to you alone.

So if your mantra is, “I will enjoy today because I have a today to enjoy,” while praying you would say something along the lines of “Thank you, God, for giving me this day. I may not always appreciate it as much as I should, and I am working on that. I am thankful that I am alive and well to enjoy another day on this Earth.” Or something like that.

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So just remember that when praying, it’s probably best to use your mantra as a way to thank God ( or the higher being you believe in) or ask for help with what you are working on, not to boost yourself up in front of him. Just my two cents.

Remember, you ARE enough. What you have RIGHT NOW is enough. THIS POINT in your journey is important and worthy of being enjoyed. You need to stop and appreciate this moment on your journey, so that later you can look back and remember and see how far you’ve come!

This is how you will notice the changes in your life as you become happier and realise you are unlocking the secrets for contentment.

What are your secrets for contentment in your life?  Are they similar to mine or completely different?

Share them with me in the comments section below.

Namaste my friends!


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wildandfreeoutdoors April 29, 2017 - 10:26

I love how you love to encourage others! My contentment is in Christ alone! 🙂

themamabearyogini June 9, 2017 - 15:18

Thank you for the kind words! Glad you enjoyed this post! <3

Lisa April 22, 2017 - 13:53

Your post is very well written. Mantras have turned my day around from negative to positive. I have a motivational board above my desk, this week I wrote ” I have more than enough….time, happiness and peace.”

Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life April 23, 2017 - 15:49

Hi Lisa, I love the idea of the motivational board! The mantra you wrote is great and I will be applying Beth’s mantras to my daily positive affirmations. I am so göad she guest posted here and that you enjoyed it. 🙂

The Mama Bear Yogini April 23, 2017 - 16:57

Oh I love that mantra!! A Motivational sounds like a great idea!! I’m so glad you enjoyed my post!!! ❤️

Elizabeth Brico April 22, 2017 - 13:10

I love this post. My life is really dark right now. Maybe some of these mantras will help a little.

The Mama Bear Yogini April 23, 2017 - 16:56

Oh I am so sorry you are having a rough time! Stay strong! I hope these mantras can help you!! Sending love and positive vibes! ❤️

OrchidsAndSweetTea April 21, 2017 - 22:27

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”—-Love this! Great post! 🙂

The Mama Bear Yogini April 22, 2017 - 14:04

Such a profound statement, right? It totally spoke to me and I try so hard to always remember it! Glad you liked the post!!! ❤️

OrchidsAndSweetTea April 23, 2017 - 13:32

Yes, it is definitely a profound statement. Thanks again for sharing! 🙂

Anastasia Nicole April 21, 2017 - 22:24

Lovely mantras. My favorite tip for contentment is taking time to be grateful for the little things.

The Mama Bear Yogini April 22, 2017 - 14:06

Definitely an important thing to remember to do! So glad you liked the post!! ❤️

alifeofauthenticity April 21, 2017 - 21:59

I love love love the mantras you’ve listed. Each and every one spoke to me in a different way. This is a great post. Thank you.

The Mama Bear Yogini April 22, 2017 - 14:07

I use mantras every single day! Sometimes the same as the day before, sometimes not. Whatever message I am needing that day! So glad they spoke to you!! ❤️

Phaytea's Pulse April 21, 2017 - 16:33

Lovely read..I definitely believe in being content and staying grateful…sure means to remain happy

The Mama Bear Yogini April 22, 2017 - 14:08

I am so glad you enjoyed this post! You are so right about contentment and gracefulness as a sure fire way to be happy!! ❤️

Jasmin N April 21, 2017 - 15:02

Oh I loved this! So many new things to learn 🙂 I definitely agree with the fact that it’s okay to be happy where you are even if it’s not the place you want to be.

The Mama Bear Yogini April 22, 2017 - 14:09

It’s a hard thing to accept, but so important for happiness! So glad you enjoyed the post!!! ❤️

Dreamer Achiever April 21, 2017 - 15:00

Good thoughts. We should definitely focus our energy to present and future, and only to the good things. Target to happiness and raise others. Living the past and concentrating on sadness never brings good things to live.

The Mama Bear Yogini April 22, 2017 - 14:15

So, so true!!! I’m very glad you enjoyed the post!! ❤️

watchmeblather April 21, 2017 - 13:38

what an incredible message you’re promoting, the mantras especially gave me a lot to think about in regards to my self 🙂 thanks for sharing

The Mama Bear Yogini April 22, 2017 - 14:17

Thank you so much!! I’m so glad they spoke to you! And I’m glad you enjoyed this post!!! ❤️

Thomas Djukic April 21, 2017 - 11:13

Amazing post thanks for sharing! 😀

The Mama Bear Yogini April 22, 2017 - 14:17

I am so very glad you enjoyed it!!! ❤️

Dollie April 21, 2017 - 10:44

Wow, such a powerful message for me this morning. I had chaos at my house this morning and reading this makes me much happier. I really liked mantra #6!

The Mama Bear Yogini April 22, 2017 - 14:18

I am so glad my words could speak to you and help you find happiness in chaos! Goodness knows I have tons of that in my house too! Lol so glad you enjoyed this post!!! ❤️

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