very common to hear this philosophy shared with
others. We see it in songs, in books, in television
shows and movies, and we hear it from friends and family
and total strangers. Jesus of Nazareth said it quite
succinctly when he said, "not my will, but yours be
tend to think that we know what is best for us, but even
though we get many, many lessons showing us that this
simply isn't true, we still stick to trying to make things
turn out the way we want them to turn out. You knew
you were in love with that person, but things simply
didn't work out--and ten years later you realize that if
things had worked out it would have been a disaster.
people are sure that if they get a particular job they'll
be quite happy, and often they're devastated when they
don't get the job. Weeks later something comes up
that's even better--and which they wouldn't have been able
to take if they had been committed to their preferred
course of action.
we have is amazing--the trick is, though, in recognizing
just how amazing it is. And once we realize that,
it's important that we see just how fully the things we
have meet our current needs. Many feelings of need
and want are created by marketers who are trying to create
internal discord in us--meaning that they want to make us
dissatisfied so that we feel we need something else so
that we can feel satisfied. But we don't need that
something else--it's already here.
isn't born of what we have or don't have--it's born of how
we see what we have or don't.