0012: Divine Discontentment: Finding Happiness, Satisfaction, and Contentment

Are you content with your life just the way it is? What does it mean to be content? The definition of contentment is the state of being happy and satisfied. Discontent would then be unhappy and unsatisfied. It’s not really black and white though. We never are really content or completely discontent. Certainly, we can be content in some areas and discontent in other areas simultaneously. Rather than buying into the concept of contentment, we’re going to consider an alternate viewpoint. What if contentment is the trap? Freedom lies in our discontent … or what I like to refer to as Divine Discontent.

In this episode, you will:

  • Learn what it means to be divinely discontent
  • Consider what’s missing in their lives that would result in more happiness
  • Appreciate the good in their lives and think about how to grow, improve, and expand those positive aspects

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  • [01:41] —his particular article that I’m sharing with you today is talking about Hoda, who is on the Today show with Kathie Lee Gifford.
  • [05:28] —Aware Appreciation.
  • [07:45] —Are you content with your life just the way it is? If your response is, “Sure, but there’s always room for improvement,” you’re human.
  • [08:10] —What does it mean to be content? The definition of contentment is the state of being happy and satisfied. Discontent would then be unhappy and unsatisfied.
  • [12:14] —One of the ways that we start to be open to those potential experiences is to allow ourselves to dream of what we might be, do, or have if we knew we couldn’t fail?
  • [13:48] —Developing awareness is the key to accessing divinity. Divine discontent isn’t just avoiding what we don’t want to deal with.
  • [14:43] —I was told my job position was eliminated. Then someone from the night shift was given a permanent position on the same shift I was terminated from.

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About the Author

Dr. Gala Gorman is an entrepreneur…consultant, mediator, broker, publisher and, formerly, accounting firm partner. This experience helped shape the creation of the show. As a change facilitator, she ignites transformation in businesses, families, students, clients and, especially, within herself. When asked about why she created the show, Gorman said: “Developing awareness is what's worked for me. In fact, I'm a bit of an Awareness Addict. And, I'm hoping you'll become addicted too.”