The Little Book of Contentment Page
By Leo Babauta
This is a resource page for readers of my free book, The Little Book of Contentment.
More resources will be added soon.
Download the Book
You can download the book for free in several formats:
Please note that you shouldn’t download this book unless you plan to:
- Set aside an hour to read this book. Not put aside, but actually read it. Close everything else on your computer and give yourself an hour of undistracted time to read this book.
- Put the method into action. Immediately.
- Practice the skills daily, just a few minutes a day. In a short time, you should have some basic skills that help you to be content, less angry, less stressed out.
Other things I’ve written on contentment:
- The Incredible Power of Contentment
- 5 Lessons in Contentment from Billionaires Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger
- The Little Guide to Contentedness
- The Effortless Life: A Manual for Contentment, Mindfulness, & Flow
- Peaceful Simplicity: How to Live a Life of Contentment
- Achieving Without Goals
Other good reading:
- Closing Your Menu After You Order Could Make Your Meal More Satisfying
- Find Contentment Where You Are Right Now
There are no videos here yet, but I plan to create some. Check back later!
I like these quotes on contentment:
- ‘He who is contented is rich.’ ~Lao Tzu
- ‘Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.’ ~Lao Tzu
- ‘Whatever the tasks, do them slowly with ease, in mindfulness, so not do any tasks with the goal of getting them over with. Resolve to each job in a relaxed way, with all your attention.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh
- ‘Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.’ ~Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
- ‘Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.’ ~Epicurus
- ‘We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.’ ~Frederick Keonig
- When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.’ ~Dalai Lama
- ‘Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man’s happiness really lies in contentment.’ ~Gandhi