The reason you want every single thing that you want is because you think you will feel really good when you get there. But, if you don’t feel really good on your way to there, then you can’t get there. You have to be satisfied with what is, while you’re reaching for more. – Abraham Hicks
Be satisfied with what you have, and what you want will come to you much more easily. Let the Universe do all the work. You just decide what it is that you want, and go about your business being happy and grateful for what you have, and the Universe will do the rest. Sounds too easy, doesn’t it? Well, it’s really not, for some reason, easy for us to do. We worry about when what we want will come, and why hasn’t it come yet. What are we doing wrong? What if it never happens? We forget to be grateful for what we already have. And on, and on we go, where it will stop, nobody knows. Then, we don’t get what we want because of all the worrying and obstacles we’ve put in the way, and we think to ourselves, well, I knew that would never happen! And, the Universe is probably thinking, well I could’ve told you that a long time ago. Well, no, probably not, because the Universe / God/ Spirit / whatever name you prefer, is rooting for us to succeed.
We get in our own way so much of the time. We don’t even realize that we are doing it. Our negative thoughts flow through our mind, and we often don’t even notice that they are there, because we are so used to them being there. Thoughts of things we don’t want in our lives show up in our minds constantly and that keeps them in our lives. Thoughts become things, but that is a whole other blog post!
Being satisfied with what you have is similar to saying be grateful for what you have. You can want more, yet be satisfied with what you have right now. Always looking forward to more, and better things and better situations. But, satisfied with the things and situations you are experiencing now.
I am satisfied with my level of health right now (yes, I really am). I am grateful for the abilities I have and am working on being satisfied, while looking forward to my health improving at some point. But where I get hung up is in the constant thoughts of illness that flow through my mind. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about my health, and how I feel bad, or focus on something I can’t do. Just like a Facebook news feed, thoughts scroll through our minds. That’s fine, if that newsfeed is filled with satisfaction, and things that you want in your life. But, if not, then you are focusing on the wrong things. You can’t focus on what you don’t want and get something else. If you tune your radio station to 92.3 FM, you aren’t going to hear what’s playing on 94.7 FM. It just is impossible. But for some reason, we don’t think that’s the case in life. We want something and then think about the opposite of what we want, all the while not being satisfied with what we have, and wonder why things aren’t going our way!
Practice paying attention to the news feed scrolling through your head. Practice gratitude and satisfaction in your life. Talk about, and think about the things you do want, instead of the things you don’t want, and see what a difference it makes in your life.
I decided to switch things up a bit, and put the video at the end of this post. Enjoy!