充实 – satisfaction.
This word just popped into my head.
Without the feeling of satisfaction, whether in life, or what we do or accomplish, there is no real joy or peace.
For me, I am in another country other than my birth country, where I am not working and receiving a salary or recognition, what gives me life and satisfaction?
Just everyday moments. Being able to get to know people in this land that I am in, having special encounters with each person that I meet and will meet. The little achievements when the food that I made turns out good.
Many people have chased after careers, or money or fame, but they may not have the 充实-ness in their life. Meaningless, everything is meaningless. what do people get for all their hard work under the sun?, once said a man of wisdom.
Interestingly, the opposite of 充实 is 無聊 (bored)。
Another man said “my food (nourishment, satisfaction) is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
I am 充实 when I know what I am to do with my life, and doing it. When I don’t know what am I to do with my life, I will be 無聊.