Mastin Kipp at The Daily Love has some good thoughts I’d like to amplify today…
With the uneducated approach to life, we tend to seek outward for things that are within us. Goals, intentions, desires, etc. are all well and good, but if the motive for why we want them goes unexamined, we can keep ourselves in a form of bondage.
One of the great mistakes in life is living life as an “If, then” statement. “If I get X, then I’ll be happy.” The goal is to be happy now.
So are you happy now? And if not, why not?
We need goals, intentions and desires to live and to grow. BUT – when we need goals, intentions and desires to be our source of happiness, we get into a lot of trouble.
The way to figure out our motive is to ask, “Once I get X, what do I think I will feel?”
So, “Once I get the relationship, I think I will feel whole” – for example. If this were how you viewed the world, it would be a major setup for PAIN.
Instead, we want to get to a place of “I have everything I need and have a positive expectation for what’s to come”.
NOTHING CAN COMPLETE YOU EXCEPT YOUR OWN SELF-APPROVAL AND THE LOVE OF THE UNI-VERSE.
Everything else will leave you wanting more.
So, what’s next?
What in your life have you made more important than your own approval? What in life have you made more important than living your purpose? What in your life have you made more important than being happy? Where have you settled and why?
Here’s my thought: “When one cannot improve on something, cutting and pasting is certainly an option.” Steve Layman…