It does mean that you recognize that the space you are in, in this moment, can feel good, as it is.
It is the choice to allow "good enough" to flow for a while. It is putting down the striving and working toward something different than what you have, or different than who you are, and instead being okay with the now as it is... with YOU as you are.
Even more than okay, it is the breath of acknowledgment that there is no 'destination' as such, only the present.
In practicing feeling into the contentment of your present, it allows for an expanded feeling of satisfaction when you actually do arrive at a 'new destination' or goal.
To be able to feel and appreciate yourself within the context of the journey, is to expand overall contentment.
As with anything, practice is the key. If you cannot allow yourself to feel the small 'successes', the small daily expressions of your life, the small places of contentment, how will you be able to feel the bigger ones? How will you know to stop and celebrate, or to be satisfied as you move into your future?
To practice contentment and satisfaction, is to be in the flow of knowing not only your "okay-ness", but also your Divinity - your Divine nature, your "I Am" presence.
To be content is to set aside for a moment, your longing for something different. To set aside the yearning for the "better". To stop chasing the "proof" of your worthiness and value. It is to demo the structure that houses disappointment.
That yearning for something "more" is fine, it is an innate part of our human desire to create and expand. But, if it is at the expense of your satisfaction, if it constantly blocks your contentment, it is time to re-evaluate.
It is possible that the "MORE", is really a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Instead of more being true self alignment, it is a front for, "I'm not good enough!" "My life is not living up to the expectations set." "Something must be wrong with me." "I am getting it all wrong." and even, "Things aren't how I think they should be, so demanding more, in a louder way, or working harder must be the answer!"
Society, old thought patterns, habits, trauma triggers, and safety mechanisms, all have a way of making satisfaction feel like "settling". They have a sneaky way of making contentment seem like you aren't doing enough to "hustle".
For now, challenge those ideals.
Actively look for where things feel satisfying in your day. Actively focus on small things that feel like contentment, on places where maybe you can be content with yourself for a bit.
As you do so, you begin to turn those outdated, old drivers into quiet passengers. Pretty soon you will find the horizons of the journey have opened up. The path begins to unfold in more peaceful ways. The beauty of the unfolding begins to present itself to you, and the feeling of "success" becomes part of you, not something outside of you.
So here's to satisfaction and contentment. Here's to small commitments and tiny steps that lead to big fulfillment and wonderful change.
Here's to just being satisfied a bit more - not a big jump to joy - just satisfied. Here's to being content a little more often. To being in that peaceful place of enough for right this second.
Here's to the gentle process of alignment that is fully satisfying.