Wanting is how we reach out to, and engage with life. Wanting is how we get to know ourselves more fully. Wanting is how we work through limiting beliefs – conscious and unconscious.
Wanting is a profound invitation for growth.
Sometime though, the want can be painful and challenging as it brings up all sorts of feelings, thoughts and beliefs. Does any of this sound familiar when you’re wanting something different for yourself?
I want a job I love, but this will never happen.
I want to have a relationship where I feel loved and respected, I’m not good enough for this.
I want purposeful work, but someone else is better off.
I want more money and affluence, but the world is really fucked up and wanting this is selfish. Kids are starving and war is ruining so many lives.
I want to run a successful business, doing my own thing, but this will never come true. I’m too old.
I want to lose weight and feel sexy again, but I’ll sabotage this just like every other time in the past.
The chatter goes on and it hurts because thinking that limits you denies you life – it robs you of the experience of growth, self-inquiry, abundance and reaching for / working with life to make what you want happen.
Well, we can grow through denying ourselves what we want, but that can be a frustrating, sad and hopeless experience.
Sitting on the sidelines watching other people have what you want is tough and often heartbreaking, but it doesn’t have to be that way.