The Secret of “Enough”

From The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight:Waking Up to Personal and Global Transformation

For I have learned, in whatsoever stateI am, therewith to be content.

—SAINT PAUL, LETTER TO THE PHILIPPIANS, 4:11

FIRST, THE TRUTH.

If you are naked, cold, and hungry and somehow you get shelter, clothing, and food, you will feel better. Providing for these necessities creates a qualitative change in life and could even be said to, in some ways, produce “happiness.” You feel comfortable and safe. Your state of mind and emotional sense of well-being have improved as a result of these external changes, the result of your having acquired some stuff. Let’s refer to this as the “enough point.” It represents the point where a person has security, ...

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