So far I have introduced to you all the ideas of dinacharya and sangha. Moving into the holiday season, a concept that I have found helpful is santosha. A one word definition is contentment, but as with many translations, this is far from adequate.

I learned santosha as living into the truth that all that I have as well as all that I don’t have are both equally gifts. In the same way, all that I am able to do as well as all that I am not able to do are both equally gifts. For me, these gifts are from God. This is santosha.

One literal translation is ‘complete acceptance.’ When we live with this acceptance, there is a peace and freedom that allows us to live our purpose, trusting that we have all we need and we are able to do all we are meant to do. May this be your truth over the coming months.