Thursday, January 7, 2010



Be careful what you wish for. You might get it. Then what?

Sure there are things that you probably desire simply because you are built that way, but the far greater number of things you would like to have or to be are probably similar to the clothes available to you when you shop, not made to order to fit YOU, but made for the masses. Our parents, friends, teachers, culture dressed us up to desire this or that and we mostly went along. Easier that way.

If you allow them to, advertising and the influence of others will determine most of what you spend your time chasing in life. If you step back a bit and focus your desire on those things that you know will least harm the environment, do most good for others, and cause least harm to you, you will discover a unique path, available to you and no one else, that will lead you up the mountain of truth to a life that will likely have far more meaning than one spent chasing stuff. Nothing wrong with stuff, by the way, unless bringing it to you diminishes or denies access to anyone in this world to water, food, clothing, housing, health care, education or employment. Much stuff does good, much does not. Choose to desire what is best!

(Choose for your own sake. You either look in the mirror you’ve been given or you don’t. If you don’t care to look at yourself because you are afraid of what you might see, you are committing a sort of suicide. OUCH!)

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