Living in Los Angeles one often encounters individuals who want to be FAMOUS! Dreams of being a hero on the cinema populate their thoughts. Wanting to attend lavish parties, hobnobbing with the rich and famous, and being interviewed by “Entertainment Tonight” are long on the mind. Unfortunately, the goal always seems to be just out of reach and you are left with one thing: WANTING. This is the case for not only for the Hollywood crowd, but a reality of the state of the world.
This is often why many see great rock stars turn to drugs. Why do these musical legends that seem to have it all turn to destructive habits? Most of us won’t experience the excitement of performing in front of thousands of people. Isn’t that enough? Unfortunately, sometimes its not and that new high is never reached.
Wanting can only and will only lead to more wanting.
You may say, “I want good things!” There are essentially three good ideals we can identify as “good” things: Health, Wealth, and Love. Most other ideals can fall under one of these labels. For example we may want friendship, which would fall under the essential ideal of love. Some may argue that wealth is not an essential ideal but at least an adequate amount is necessary for sustenance can be agreed upon. Many have tried their entire lives to find these three ideals in the world of matter to no avail, only discovery more wanting. Fortunately, these ideals cannot be found in the world around us, but rather in the world inside of us. With a basic understanding of this we can stop wanting and start BELIEVING.
The DESIRE for these ideals to become manifest in our realities must be so strong that it actually becomes a belief! When we believe something on the inside it not only eliminates want, but also creates the actual outward manifestation of the desired outcome. The very chemicals of our body and electrical connections in our brain begin to take form to structure and accommodate our belief. Henry Ford was very wise to say “whether you believe you can or can’t either way you are right.”
If you want wealth and abundance, look out into nature and notice the wealth and abundance lavishly decorating the earth. All of the gold in the entire world will never equal the amount of gold you can accumulate in your own mind. As Jesus said, “To him who was, more will be given, and him who has not, that much will be taken away.” Wealth is an inner state. Let inner state shine through into this world of matter and it will begin to manifest itself as sure as the sun will continue to emanate rays of light.
If you want love, give love to other and you will receive equal in return. Celebrities who give selflessly themselves to their art and devote love to the world experience a beautiful reciprocity of love and respect from fans. Someone wanting a partner is truly only looking for self-gratification in some form, yet someone letting go of the ego and truly loving another will receive that love.
If you desire health, understand that health can ultimately only come from within. Everything in this world of matter will pass, but the peace that comes from within and breathes health and calmness from the realm of Spirit cannot wither. Additionally, the health you may enjoy on this earth will only come to you in abundance if you recognize that our bodies is simply a temple for our Spirit.
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