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I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN curious about humans and contentment.
Many readers of this column continue to express feelings of contentment when we connect.
Why are these readers contented? It is because they are telling themselves the truth about their existence and have accepted that life is life. I implore them to continue living in peace and harmony with self and Mother Nature. You are shining examples.
Undoubtedly, this is what the Bible offers about contentment. Job 1:21 reads: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
Additionally, in Philippians 4:12-13 Apostle Paul said: “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.”
On the contrary, people who are not contented normally have the area that they occupy miserable and in disarray. Their negative energy is revealed through their eyes and faces. Look around, do you see any discontented persons?
They are so because they cannot control you, do not accept who they are, become very jealous and carry heavy grudges. Some of them even have mastered shape-shifting and are always curiously staring at contented people. Be on the lookout for them and ask them to seek professional help or view the YouTube video How To Step Into Your Purpose by Lisa Nichols.
A good example of public contentment is Helen Knighton, featured last Thursday in the DAILY NATION column Heather-Lynn’s Habitat. Her Barbadian silent doctors included Jaboticaba.
Jaboticaba or Brazilain grapes, scientifically known as Myrciaria cauliflora, is one of the most fascinating plants on the planet. Its fruits grow directly on the trunk.
Jaboticaba has many health benefits. The webpage www.natureword.com reveals: “It is useful for asthma sufferers because it helps open bronchi, taking air to the lungs.” It can also treat diarrhoea and inflammation, delays ageing, stops the proliferation of cancer, detoxes the body, relieves arthritis, reduces cardiovascular diseases and treats diabetes, assists with weight loss, pampers the skin and assists with hair growth. I am extremely fascinated by this tree.
Finally, Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu advises: “Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realise there is nothing lacking, the whole belongs to you.”
• Annette Maynard-Watson, a teacher and herbal educator, may be contacted via email@example.com or by telephone 250-6450. DISCLAIMER: It is not our intention to prescribe or make specific claims for any products. Any attempts to diagnose or treat real illness should come under the direction of your health care provider.