Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Stop Wanting and Start Believing


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.

Photo credit to Vineus

16 comments:

Bob Johnson said...

So true, you must believe in yourself and not want of the material things of this Earth, there is so much free stuff we take for granted,our loved ones, family and health, the very nature all around us, the more you have the more you want it's a never ending circle.

Very wise words again, material things are only temporary, the spirit is forever, invest in it.

You quoted Jesus, very nice, he also said in John 6:35 "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." good enough for me.

Sherer said...

Thanks for the input Bob, always appreciated. Perfect Verse too, I should have posted it in the original post

J Sherer said...

Nice post. Taking your argument a step farther. Love can force both health and wealth out of the picture. How? Well, true love doesn't need to surround itself with "stuff" (the accumulation of wealth or even a healthy body). Jesus also told the rich young ruler to give up all his possessions. Are possessions bad? Certainly not in and of themselves. The point is, wealth and health can get in the way of love.

Also, it's good to note that "love" isn't a touchy-feely-gushy love. It's a true love that goes beyond that. A love, perhaps, that we can't even find apart from Jesus. Just my opinion.

Cool thoughts, brother!

Sherer said...

Correct Indeed, J. It almost a love so strong we cannot even comprehend it. In our Western Culture we think of love as almost an object or a thing. When in Truth, and captured when in the gospel of John, God IS LOVE.

Sherer said...

Correct Indeed, J. It almost a love so strong we cannot even comprehend it. In our Western Culture we think of love as almost an object or a thing. When in Truth, and captured when in the gospel of John, God IS LOVE.

Swubird said...

Sherer:

Well said. Too often people let their obsessive wants blind them from the things they not only have, but could have - if only they would see instead of just look. It's the old eyes bigger than the mouth type of thing. Nature, the heavens, the wonderful things that surround us everyday - who could possibly need more?

Nice post. HAve a very nice day.

Sherer said...

SWUBird, thanks for the comment my friend. I like that "old eyes bigger than mouth."

Susanne49 said...

You compose things what we actually know in great and clear words! That's why I liked to read your interesting post.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your nice comment there. To answer your question: I don't have a flickr account. Should I have one..? :-)

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

What a beautiful post that really made me sit back and think. You are absolutely right and it is very well put. I enjoyed this and will be back for more.

Sherer said...

Susan, thanks for the kind comments, I appreciate it. And yes you should get a flickr account its an excellent site to display your artistry. All of the photos I use on my blog come from Flickr to add an artistic touch to those who gain insite visually.

Sherer said...

HealthNut, Thank you much - I appreciate the kind words.

Pablo De Leon said...

My friend...it is true, this want that you speak of but we most also realize and acknowledge one fundamental principle. How do we accomplish our wants? The princple is simple and states: The hows are the domains of the Universe and when we understand that then we begin to manifest the wants we have been wanting. Have a plan and execute...burn all bridges!!!

Sherer said...

Agreed Pablo, but the wants MUST turn into reality for us, otherwise we will continue wanting - even if we get what we want! It will only lead to fruther frustration.

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

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Sherer said...

Thanks heathnut, your permission is granted.

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