Meditation teaches you how to be still and to get more energy. Contentment is knowing that you’ve done all that you need to do and that you can now rest. Contentment is the highest wealth, and learning to be content every now and again is a way to reach peace in your life. When you get close to a beautiful breath, you can actually do nothing to it. It becomes effortless. You can relax and allow the beautiful breath to happen. If you’re trying hard to meditate, you’re not doing it right. All you need to do is be content, and the breath will come all by itself.
This dhamma talk was originally recorded on cassette tape on 20th October 2001. It has now been remastered and will be of interest to his many fans.
These talks by Ajahn Brahm have been recorded and made available for free distribution by the Buddhist Society of Western Australia. You can support the Buddhist Society of Western Australia by pledging your support via their Patreon page.