Do what is necessary. Do not do what is not necessary.
We cannot be happy in the future. Happiness is a now state. Everything else is business as usual—anticipation, imagination, desire, wanting.
Therefore, want what you have; don’t want what you don’t have.
Contentment is a majestic state. The man who is content doesn’t want anything.
Life cannot give me what I need while I chase after what I want. What comes to me unbidden, unanticipated, is the precondition to contentment. Contentment is not an achievement. Not a result.
Contentment is not contentment with what I have, but with who I am.