“Should a seeker not find a companion who is better or equal, let him resolutely pursue a solitary course; there is no fellowship with the fool.” -from the Dhammapada
The only way you will ever be content is to follow your feelings. Your feelings tell you if you are content, at peace, enjoying the moment. They also tell you if you are anxious, fearful, tired, angry, cold, hot, in pain, etc. One aspect of our lives that affects how at peace and content we are is the people who we are in contact with. And we get to choose who these people are. Surround yourself with people who make you feel comfortable to be yourself, who love you and do not attack what you do and what you like. Only allow those into your life who bring positive feelings, calmness, enjoyment, and inspiration to you. You get to decide. Do you want to surround yourself with intense or stressful relationships that leave you feeling drained? Do you want to have to constantly deffend yourself, what you do, and what you enjoy when you interact with others? Or does it feel better to be who and what you are, living the way that you like and know to be best, and to be loved and supported in that? Clearly the last choice is the one that feels the best and will bring you contentment and joy. Sure, maybe you have known each other a long time, maybe you are even related, or maybe it is the work environment you choose for yourself. But you have the choice. Or maybe you haven’t yet found many of your people, the ones who accept you how you are, who value the same things. As the opening quote says, it is better to travel alone if you cannot find a companion who suits what you need. You are a beautiful human being and sometimes you will need to let go of relationships that do not help you move forward on your path, and that is ok. It is best to only move forward with those who support you and bring you calmness and joy. Let everyone else go.