People have different ways to achieve satisfaction. Some believe in fame and wealth, while others look for power and strength. It is true that wealth ,power , and fame do bring us certain degrees of satisfaction: however, I believe in contentment , logic and realistic goals in life. Our goal in life is to be happy and to live in total satisfaction.
When were young, we are send to schools to study hard and acquire a prestige degree and dream of a successful career in life. But our life throws many unexpected surprises at us and it might not necessarily be what you wished and dreamed for. At the same time , failure and disadvantages are not exactly bad, because they offer us different ways that we can embrace changes and move ahead .When we carefully look deep inside us, what really plays a role to obtain satisfaction is contentment , and without it we can’t fulfill the requirements of satisfaction.
Second, Logic has a significant role in fulfilling our dreams of satisfaction. It is unwise to believe in everything. For instance, if we wanted to become a universal king and to hold the power of the universe is simply illogical and act are childish. In addition, whatever, we do in life should be more sensible and logical. Even though we may wish something entirely lot achievable, our ignorance and belief in illogical ideas and we start to build a sand palace. In order to obtain satisfaction, we have to be logical, otherwise life brings more dissatisfaction.
Finally, long lasting satisfaction is something that we can not just buy from any department stores. We have to be wise enough to think seriously where by simply hoping for unrealistic goals ,it makes us less satisfied . It is not wrong to think and dream about live, however, wishing something unrealistic and dreaming of such a goal is meaningless and just a waste of time. Honestly speaking, goals in our lives are important, but it is more essential to believe in realistic achievements are more wise than believing in unrealistic goals.
Therefore, to achieve satisfaction is to enhance, contentment, logical and realistic goals. That is the way forward to satisfaction in life.
~ Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche 苏曼嘉旺 仁波切