enough is really enough.

Tonight, I’ll keep it short and sweet.

After our maiden session of tennis, HY and I sat down, mildly exhausted, and spoke briefly about how I played like Roger Federer contentment. I remember telling her that I’ve never experienced contentment as much as I have experienced it now. I no longer feel the need to want more things, or the urge to buy the latest things. And I thank God for that, because it goes against my carnal being.

It’s like, the less I have, the more I have to make do with what I have, hence I find myself efforting to be contented with whatever that I possess. On the contrary, I’d like to think that the more I have, the more I want – it’s ironic, because in the journey of life, we’ll never have enough. So if you want to learn about contentment, my first, only and practical advice, is to de-accumulate.

HY then summed up my sentiments with one phrase, typical of her being a lady of few words, “That’s because you do not covet”. And you know what? This absence of material desires is actually good for me. I looked at her and smiled.

I’ve said it before and so I’ll say it again – I could always be happier, but I am situationally contented.

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About Joey Asher Tan

Apart from Jesus, I can do nothing; I am absolutely nothing without Christ.

Posted on April 22, 2010, in Affirming Faithfulness, Attempted Provocation, Extraordinary Mundane, In Your Face, Quote & Unquote, Retrospective Reflections, Simple Pleasures, Spontaneous Conversations and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I like your last line in bold :)

  2. ahahaa… I talked about “What Is Enough”, exactly two weeks ago. So the title of your post answers the title of my post. LOL.

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