Saturday, 23 May 2009

How can we be more content?

This week I had the opportunity to spend some time with Ian Mcmonagle a leadership coach who challenged me to the core. One challenging session was about inner freedom and I want to share a few things with you about this.

Apostle Paul once said, 'for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty, I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation...'

I discovered this week that the commandos, during world war two paraphrased this as their motto. Interesting...

Think about this for a while, 'Simplicity is not to do with what you own, but is to do with not letting what you own own you'

How can you be content?

1. Learn to be grateful

2. Do not be enslaved by the opinions of others. Be true to yourself.

3. Have realistic expectations. Know the facts, don't be ruled by your feelings

4. Simplify - the way to be rich is not by increasing our wealth, but by diminishing our desires

5. Have a clear sense of destiny, sort out your priorities, know where you are going, know what you're building

6. Slow down, get free from the tyranny of the urgent and discover what is truly important

7. Learn to enjoy the present

Suggest you STOP RIGHT NOW and take the time to think about what you need to do to be truly free.

2 comments:

Catherine said...

Hi Mark,

I stumbled on your site whist looking into some family history (crest, motto etc) and am very surprised and delighted at what you have said.
I have been on the path of Enlightenment for many years and have found the things you say to be Truth.

It just so happens that the Sherratt family motto is
HOSTIS HONORI INVIDIA - Envy is an enemy to honour
Being grateful and honouring our True Self is paramount.

Many thanks for creating this website and writing these words of Truth.

Love, light and liberation

Catherine Sherratt

Mark Sherratt said...

Thanks for your comments and encouragement Catherine.

I suppose the big question is are we related in any way? I have never checked out our family name although I have thought about doing so on a number of occasions.

Try checking out the Bible, and the claims of Jesus Christ. It really changed my life and helped to answer many questions I had.

Thanks for writing on my blog.

Appreciate you.


Mark