Be discontented – in a positive way

by Feb 28, 2019

Sometimes we think about discontentment as a bad thing – a lack of something, or an emptiness.

In this week’s extract, Master of Yoga Dr George King reminds us that discontentment can be a good thing too, if we act on it to create positive change.

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“If we know anything at all about the laws of karma, that knowledge as well could help us to destroy our jealousy of one another.

“If we know that far, far behind the materialistic face of things there is a pluperfection where all things are absolutely fair for all people at all times, in the light of this knowledge we could hardly have jealously of another.

“But I don’t think, really, that that is enough for Earth-man. I believe that he must do something more than even learn what he can of the laws of karma.

“I think he must put forward a foot into definite and direct action. I think he must be prepared to bring about this transmutation from negativity to a positive state. And this too, you know, can provide an essential drive, which is necessary.

“Before we go any further, I’d like to say that this will bring about discontent within you, in a way.

“But I think discontent is a good thing, surprisingly enough. If we all now were absolutely contented with the world as it was, we wouldn’t be prepared to do anything to either benefit the world as it is, because we’re contented with it… If we were contented with ourselves — and I think such is death — but if we were contented with ourselves, we wouldn’t be prepared to do anything at all to better ourselves. It is the discontented individuals in this world, who were positive, who have given the world what little it has got.

“Discontent in its negative phase, of course, leads to great jealously and great upset.”

– Master of Yoga Dr George King

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