Life & laundry


As I came through my front door on Tuesday afternoon I was greeted by the latest issue of Ascent Magazine and its headline on the cover, “the yoga of everyday bliss: finding contentment in life & laundry.” It was a well-timed line for me to read as I was stopping by my apartment to pick up my clothes and head to the laundromat.

The article is a very good read, focusing on finding contentment in everyday moments rather than seeking out a short-lived happiness based on particular circumstances. This is refered to as Samtosa, “a state of contentment that relies on no particular situation….unlike the happiness, joy or elation that (I am) more familiar with, is a constant state of mind…. No matter what is happening in life, the state of contentment is possible.”

Right now I feel…content.

4 thoughts on “Life & laundry

  1. Ryan Cousineau says:

    Ah, you feel content because you are one of those content creators! Remember, the new paradigm is Samtosa 2.0, in which content-driven sites optimize the output of individual contentment creators using DTMHL (Daily Trancendental Meditation for Happier Living) to cause bliss-centric user experiences.

    The only downside is that the bliss is perpetually in beta,

  2. Rachael says:

    The internet has taught me how to read right past the typos of others, unless they are glaringly bad. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    When I wrote this entry I was thinking about content vs content, so you’re comment made me laugh.

  3. Mandy says:

    I tried to leave a comment on this photo a few days ago, but was thwarted by evil technology. I can’t remember what I had said about what you wrote, but I thought I’d still let you know that I think this photo is wonderful. ๐Ÿ™‚

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