Awareness of wanting
an excerpt from Live Beautifully: A Book to Sit With, by Doris Wedige
Reflections on bountiful living...
I was recently faced with the possibility of making some significant changes in my lifestyle. I didn’t realize just how precious my lifestyle was until I was threatened by the loss of it.
We have been blessed with prosperity for many decades. What have we done with it? Have we used our resources to afford ourselves the luxury of joy? Or have we have used our resources to accumulate more and more material possessions?
I think we have squandered our most precious commodity. The time to Be. The time to be Creative. The time to be Joyful. The time to be Loving. I’m ready to change. I want to stop over consuming and instead concentrate my efforts on being with those that I love and doing what I love.
I want to Be more than I want to have.
I would highly recommend making a list of all that brings you Joy. After you have completed your list, go back and read it. Slowly, see the unique person that you are. Honor the authentic you by doing what you love. Feel gratitude for the blessing of being an outlet for Love, Joy and Creation as you uniquely express it.