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P1000930_1.JPG n. fulfillment (fool-fil-muhnt)
The roots of the word fulfillment have been around for over 1000 years, but the idea of feeling content and full from the inside out have been around since the beginning of mankind. The state of fulfillment is the state of completion or realization.

In modern society, too often we are taught to think that our fulfillment is linked to things outside of us. These can be material goods, degrees, or people. However, it is important to realize that everything you could ever want, in essence all the keys to your fulfillment, are already inside of you. In fact, your natural state is being fulfilled, and it is the conditions of the world and modifications of the mind (of our true Selves) that shield our eyes from this true. To reach fulfillment is simply to come back to your true nature.

Lao Tzu once said, "When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." You already have everything you could ever want or need to be fulfilled inside of you. Now the task is to share that joy with everyone else.