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Divine Discontent

Updated: Mar 3, 2022

Have you ever felt out of sorts, or had that feeling of restless dissatisfaction with what is? Nothing is majorly wrong, but you are bored or dissatisfied with the status quo. You can't quite put your finger on what is wrong but you know something is. Yep, me too!

That is divine discontent!

What if I told you that it is divine because being discontent with what is eventually leads to making things different and often better.

I was working with my coach yesterday, and while expressing some uncertainty and doubts about some areas of my life, (mostly related to things out of my control, such as COVID-19,) I acknowledged that I have indeed come a long way.

In my past my usual "go to" when I was feeling discontent was to spring into action. Any action; and it was often to my detriment. Sometimes making my problems feel worse!

I have come to appreciate that there is often muck and mire prior to the clarity! I am much more content at resting in the divine discontent.

How did I get there, and how can you get to that place of being content with divine discontent?

  • Reminding yourself that you have everything you need to get where you need to go.

  • Having that quiet assurance and confidence that everything always works out.

  • Marie Forleo says "Everything is figure-out-able!" (I love that!)

  • Realize and embrace the fact that there are at least three solutions to every problem.

  • Ask yourself what it is you are thinking about and if you can think a different thought?

On the one hand when we are content it feels safe, stable and predictable especially when we have the same routine day in and day out. But, on the other hand divine discontent and the desire for betterment, exploration and creation are vital if we choose to continue to flourish, grow and gain clarity in all areas of our lives.

Divine discontent is often life showing you that you can have, and be more! Embrace it!

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