Is it possible that we already have what we think we want?

@Pose123 (21671)
Canada
January 29, 2010 7:28pm CST
When it comes to the things we want, there always seems to be an endless list. No matter how many times we get something off that list, we add new things to replace it. At the same time, we can sometimes torment ourselves with our wanting, especially when we want something we can't have or can't find at the moment. It is in cases like these that it might be worth our while to entertain the idea that maybe what we really want is right in front of us. At times it may be much easier to see it in other people than to see it in ourselves. Most of us have heard our friends wishing they were more this or less that, and looking at them we see clearly that they are everything they are wishing they were. We know people who have wonderful partners and yet envy others. We wish we could give these people a look at their situations from our perspective so that they could see that what they want really is right in front of them. Is it possible that we might be victims of the same folly. It can be scary to have what we want. We get caught up in the chase and forget to enjoy the beauty right in front of us. Look at how a child never wants the toy she has in her hand but always the one just out of her reach. Is it possible perhaps that, as the old saying goes,"we can't see the forest for the trees"?
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@bird123 (10379)
• United States
30 Jan 10
All true but what would life really be like if we were all satisfied? I hope I always want something new to attain and strive for. What we want has never been important. It's the journey that counts.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
30 Jan 10
Hi bird, Thanks tor sharing your thoughts and that is a different take on my intention however, what you say is very true. Blessings.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
30 Jan 10
For some reason we never appreciate those blessings that we have at the moment despite of the joy. We are always searching for more and more. Is okay to set goals ,but lets enjoy what we have at this present time.
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
30 Jan 10
Hi Mirita, You've said it very well. Thanks for commenting. Blessings.
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
30 Jan 10
Its important to sort the things we want, from the things we need! Usually this exercise will make obvious the differences between the two. Needs are very different from wants, and there is no chance of getting them mixed. A need is a necessary duty, and obligation or a requirement, while a want is a wish, a desire, or a craving. How crass are our wants, when compared to our vital needs?
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
30 Jan 10
Hi banehugs, Thanks for your comment and it's very true. Blessings.