Want versus Imagination

Do you every hear yourself using the word want?  Here are some examples:

  • I want you to listen to me.
  • I want to be happy.
  • I want to go to college
  • I want a new car.
  • I want my children to be happy.

Using the word, want, can mean that you don’t know how to achieve a particular desire of yours.  It can mean that nothing within you can achieve your desire.

Using the word, want, can mean that you need something or someone totally disconnected from you. I want some money sounds very similar to I am in need of money.  Or, I want someone to love sounds very similar to I don’t have anyone to love.  You may think I am making a lot out of semantics and you are right.

When I am grateful I am coming from an attitude of fullness, or plenty.  When I am wanting something I am coming from an attitude of empty and neediness.  Coming from neediness only brings about more neediness.

When you feel you are lonely and you continue to think and talk about the fact that you are lonely, you probably find yourself in more situations where you are alone. When you worry about bills and you continue to think and talk about the fact that you don’t have enough money, you will find yourself in repeated situations where you are in need of money.  It is that simple.

Now, think about the word, imagine.  That word may hold a lighter, brighter way of acquiring what you want.  Imagining seems to hold a bit of child-like sparkle within its meaning.  The word holds an attitude that seems to know there are relationships just waiting to be made today.  You can imagine you are surrounded with buckets of money and then get on with your life.

Want and Worry are good friends. When I want something, I don’t really feel very happy inside.  I feel anxious and lost.  When I want something I am in need of someone or something beyond me to make me complete.  I waiting for life to begin, or to be healed, or to be solved, or to end.

Imagine and believe are best of friends. When I  imagine how I will begin my day, or how healthy I am, or how lovely a problem has been solved, I am happy.  I believe because I can see in my mind how things will turn out and it makes me so happy I am filled with energy and I am ready to meet the day with confidence and joy.

Spend 20-minutes each day imagining whatever you wish.  If you hear yourself wanting backup and realize you are not creating a picture or a feeling that delights you.  Imagine your desired situation, one that makes you feel good and then celebrate your day.

Published by Manny & Barbara Dean Aliaga

Manny and I spend our days as close to creative projects as possible. We inflate our views with as much positivity as we dare muster. We come up out of the clouds of adulthood and find joy. Manny is a great cook. He shines at being a brilliant listener, and loves to test, encourage and applaud the perceived success of others. Barbara is joyful creativity. She wakes up with hope and sets about showering her world with buds of ideas and ways of thinking.

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