When standing at a cross roads the decision is simple. The dilemma being the gap between your wants and needs. Your needs few, desires many. The choice, yours.
A message from my Spirit Teacher, Nathanial.
OpEd: Wants and needs, needs and wants, wants vs. needs. So many ways to mind screw when making decisions.
In the matters of desires and ambitions, virtually anything is possible. There are exceptions. At my age with my background, becoming President of the United States ain’t gonna happen. No about of affirmations or manifestations will change this fact. Same holds true for NBA star or underwear model (I look nothing like Geraldo). Just say’n.
In the realm of creating, manifesting and attracting into our lives that which we want there are few limits as to what’s possible. There are more limits as to what’s probable. It’s reconciling our hopes, dreams, ambitions and desires of our youth with the hand we’re holding right now that causes problems.
When facing a decision between our dreams and our well being, we get stuck, confused and paralyzed. The journey that is this lifetime is reconciling between the possibility of our dreams and the reality of our lives. The gap between our wants and needs is the work we need to do. There are 3 choices:
- Sell out on your dreams.
- Sacrifice everything in pursuing your dreams.
- Have your dreams match your reality.
It seems odd, but by adjusting your dreams to match your reality, you can then recreate your dreams in such a way as to pursue them with awareness, balance and harmony. Too often, the gap between today and living your dreams is too wide. By reeling in your dreams into today’s realities, you can create stepping stones that allow you to make progress while maintaining control of your life.
This process is the basis of the Spiritual Coaching work I do. I help you recontextualize your dreams, hopes and ambitions (needs and wants) into terms you can see, touch and feel. From there we ground the future in today’s reality and focus exclusively on identifying your next stepping stone and the actions to get there.
In the end, we have your wants and needs become the same and create a journey your can enjoy in the attainment of the life you want.