Did you know that it is not a bad thing to always want more?
Did you know, it is actually a good thing?
The problem is, society had told us to want the wrong things.
At some point, we hopefully learned these things would not satisfy us, and pursuing them would simply be a “chasing after the wind.”
But, that does not mean we should not desire anything.
There are better things to want.
There are absolutely lovely and amazing things to want.
I invite you to want more.
I fully acknowledge, you have to be able to master the balance of gratitude and desire.
We must shift our hearts to a place of extreme gratefulness for the present moment. And at the same time, have a rich and deep desire to usher in more of the beauty we know is out there.
Gratitude without desire is complacency. Desire without gratitude is discontentment.
Our heart of gratitude and our heart of desire must both be fully awake. If not, we as people, will not be fully awake.
I heard a song by Cloud Cult a few weeks ago that has stuck with me. I am sharing the lyrics below.
My question is, are you sleepwalking, or are you fully awake?
Sleepwalker by Cloud Cult
We are your conscience.
We thought we’d tell you,
You’ve been sleepwalking,
through most of your days.
Your eyes are open,
Your body’s moving,
Your lips are speaking,
But you’re far from awake.
Where is your passion?
Where is your wonder?
Where is your thankfulness?
You put them away.
Times come to get up,
before you break down.
I know you’re on it.
Where is your kid side?
Where is your joyfulness?
Where is your empathy?
Where went your moments?
Where went your presence?
Where went your purpose?
Times come to get up.
Before you break down.
I know you’re on it.
1. Do you allow yourself to want more? Are you desiring after money, power, prestige, and possessions? Or are you desiring what is deep, meaningful, and eternal?
2. What do you need to seek after more in your life? Wisdom, beauty, truth, hope, knowledge, passion, inspiration, connection, or peace?
3. What do you struggle with most – gratitude without desire (complacency) or desire without gratitude (discontentment)? How could you strive to balance both gratitude and desire?
4. Are you sleepwalking or fully awake? How can you become more fully awake?
Wishing you a heart full of desire and gratitude.