"You have to come to the awareness of how bad and unfortunate we have made this world, and how beautiful actually, the Universe has created it." ~ Yogi Bhajan
Santosha, or contentment is to be happy with life and its problems.
Santosha reflects that your peace is independent from the world around you, including situations and exterior objects.
When you struggle against the present moment, you struggle about and against the Universe.
The opposite of Santosha is insecurity, which creates restlessness and unsteadiness. We become more secure when we don’t need external objects or situations to soothe our anxiety.
We are all searching for something. Most people find contentment in material fulfillment, but after a while discontentment arises.
Santosha will only emerge when we give up our attachments.
If we have already attained the object of our desire, and we feel it’s already part of use, we might become angry if it’s taken away from us.
In addition, we feel anger towards whatever is keeping us from
fulfilling our desires.
Negative emotions that arise from attachment is fear.
Having fear means to live in the world of imagination- one where situations with negative outcomes that have not actually happened.
Attachment causes a number of negative emotions such as fear, jealousy, anger, depression and insecurity.
Rather than squarely facing the fact that everything in life is subject to
change, we desperately try to hold onto objects and situations.
Sooner or later we will have to let go of what we claims as ours.
It is only when we are able to release these attachments, that we are able to live free from the chains that bind us to negative possibilities.
Live in Santosha.
Find yr peace.
On the other hand, you may have everything in the world, anything you want, but if you don't have peace-- you have nothing.
The purpose of this whole world is to educate you on this truth.
Stop running after things. Turn around. Go to the source of the happiness that is within. Once you have found that-- all the things that you were running after will begin to run after you.
When you run after something -- it will always be ahead of you. (Ie.) You stand having the sun behind the back and you see your shadow and it looks very pretty. You say: 'Let me go catch it,' so you run to catch your shadow. What happens? The more you run, the faster it runs ahead of you. You can never catch your shadow. So you run and run and run and run and then suddenly there will come a time where you get 'sick and tired of running.' It is good to be sick and tired of things, (because this is the realization that you need to STOP). When you run after things, it is going to bring you suffering.
(So you think to yourself)
What should I do?
Answer: Stop running.
Where else shall I go?
Answer: Turn around and walk-- walk towards the Sun... towards the light.
Seek that light, and everything will be running after you."