I am going to share a dirty little secret about the human condition:
*We are better at wanting than having*
Think about it.
-We want want waaaant something so badly and when we get it, we're over it soon enough.
-We want what others have.
-Sometimes we even think that having something will cause our happiness...so, we want it. Then, when we have it, we realize it wasn't 'the thing' that will tip the scale on our happiness.
-Also, we spend so much time wanting things that we ACTUALLY OVERLOOK that we already have them!
-Once we get what we were wanting, we are quickly moving on to what we want next.
Wanting is a slippery slope because it is an insatiable hunger for more. There is no fulfillment in wanting. Even though you get the feeling of satisfaction, it is often fleeting. Watch out for wanting as it very predictably generates more of what you've already got...and you want more.
Wanting does not generate having.
Wanting generates wanting.
Having generates having.
⬆️Read that until it clicks⬆️
I got caught up in my wanting today. I have felt anxious since lunch time and I couldn't quite pinpoint what was going on in my heart. Once I got home, I got a phone call that brought that anxiety out of my chest, up through my throat, back around my ears, and showed up as tears from my eyes.
I have been worried about money lately. I often catch myself wanting more. More for projects, adventures, living, gifting, eating, you name it. I want more money. Today, the wanting that had been brewing within me surfaced. I saw so clearly how disempowered I have been about waaaaanting money so badly.
After that phone call, I got scared. The wanting (even needing) of money had peaked and popped. As soon as it did, I let go. I sat down and read my go-to mantra "I have a decided heart" by Andy Andrews and cried out any wanting I had left. Then, I started writing. I began writing what I have. The list is long, my friends.
My heart calmed. My tears dried. My breath deepend and my vision cleared as I listed one beautiful 'I have' after another. I got present to having most of the things I want. I got present to having a life I only dreamed of years before. I got present and I got grateful. I got back to being whole and complete.
I have it all.
I have everything I need to have anything in life.
I have love.
I have gratitude.
I have you, tribe.
I am blessed.
Life is great.
Life is a gift....and you have it.
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