Friday, November 26, 2010
All I've Ever Wanted
It was a workshop based on the law of attraction. You know "what you think about you bring about!". There was a lot of motivational information and we made lists of things we wanted in life, what our perfect day would look like if we had everything we could ever possibly want.
I had even won tickets to the Napoleon Hill Foundation's 100th Anniversary celebration in California. I was convinced that if I surrounded myself with all the big names, that somehow some of their success and their secrets to a money filled life would rub off on me.
Although, this time in my life was exciting. It was far from comfortable.
While I was purging some old paperwork a couple weeks back I came across my notes for this workshop. My list of things that I wanted in life was 2 pages long (I think the idea was to come up with at least 100 things). There were things on that list that don't even make sense to me now.
In just one short year, my list of 100 material wants and desires has been shortened to: Grace, Love and Connection.
I have realized that I don't need anything more than grace, love and connection to be fulfilled. And that while I was out searching for more money so I could acquire some of the 100 things I thought I wanted, I was taking myself further from all I have ever needed or will ever want in life.
What's great about needing only love, grace and connection is that I don't have to work towards attaining it. It is there for me to have, it has been all along. All I have to do is allow it to surface and bathe in the flow of it all.