Liz Gilbert asked this question on her Facebook page, “What are you willing to give up in order to have what you really want?”
The Universe is a humorous life coach, because the question, “What do I really want?” has been on my mind for the last few weeks during a Wednesday night Center for Spiritual Living class. So, I was already wrestling with this question.
Initially it sounded like an easy question to answer but quickly I started feeling fearful about this question. It really started nagging at me. What do I really want? I was having a hard time answering that simple part of the question.
I changed the question. “What do I not want?” Strange how much easier it is for me to say what I don’t want.
I do not want the negative thoughts that say, “I can’t do it”, “I can’t create it”, or “I can’t make money if it is something I enjoy”. Who am I to think I could do that? If I wrote a book telling my story who would read it? I don’t have enough energy while working to do everything that would need to be done. How can I think I could make money on my websites? I tried that once and failed miserable. Trying is too hard. On and on I can spit out my nauseating negative thoughts.
I realized I have to let go of those limiting thoughts and beliefs that I am holding onto. You see I realized there is a payoff in holding onto those thoughts is that I don’t have to try…I have an excuse…I can still play the victim role. I am safe in my “I can’t state […]