"participative assent"

{We can and "ought to be content with the things allotted to us," being circumstantially content but without being self-satisfied and behaviorally content with ourselves. Such contentment is more than shoulder-shrugging passivity. It reflects our participative assent rather than uncaring resignation.}
--Neal A. Maxwell

This is but a small portion of a wonderful talk on contentment. (You can read the full text here. And you should.) Contented living is largely a spiritual endeavor, one that is active and humble and ongoing. When I remember that, my own efforts at cultivating a contented heart are centered and focused, because without the Savior to guide our growth, we can never find the true and ultimate peace that contented living promises.

This post is part of a 31-day series on contented living. You can find the other posts here.

1 comment:

Sonia said...

Love this. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and insights.

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