June 27, 2006

Living in "Want"

"I WANT to be happy," is an often repeated phrase.

People who say it, get exactly what they're asking for. They live in the 'want' of happiness.

Wanting a million dollars won't put money in your bank account. Wanting a Porsche won't turn your Neon into a lean mean driving machine. Wanting to be a bird won't give you wings or get you off the ground.

Instead of curling yourself into a tight little ball and remaining clutched in the 'want' of happiness, open yourself up to the opportunity of receiving it.

Fill the holes in your life with the joy of being alive. Work at happiness from the inside out. Remove the weight of 'want' off your heavily burdened shoulders and make yourself available to bliss.

When you achieve inner happiness, it shows. It seeps from your eyes and rolls off your words. Your peace of heart, supported by a solid foundation, is unflappable. You see external happiness for what it really is, a precarious source of self fulfillment.

Your 'want' is gone, and without it, you stand in the wake of grand possibilities.

Your eyes see the positive in what you have, instead of the negative in what you lack. Happiness starts coming at you from a multitude of different directions.

Live in the 'want' of being happy, or 'be' happy.

The choice is completely up to you.

© 2000 Terri McPherson
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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So more may see it, I have reprinted a wonderful comment on this post from Trudging the Road who said...

I like your "Living in want" entry.

Remids me of a story I heard about an old dog that wandered upon a puppy who was chasing his tail in circles. The puppy said there is happiness in my tail and I have been chasing it all day. The old dog asked "have you gotten happiness?" to which the puppy responded "no."

The old dog said "I just live my life as best I can and happiness seems to follow me"

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1 comment:

DG - trudgingtheroad said...

I like your "Living in want" entry.

Remids me of a story I heard about an old dog that wandered upon a puppy who was chasing his tail in circles. The puppy said there is happiness in my tail and I have been chasing it all day. The old dog asked "have you gotten happiness?" to which the puppy responded "no."

The old dog said "I just live my life as best I can and happiness seems to follow me"