Am I the only one who struggles with desire?
I’m not talking about wanting a hot shower or a decent night’s rest. I’m talking about wanting MORE in life.
There was a time when I was conditioned to believe that wanting more meant something was wrong with me. “Why can’t you just be content with things as they are?” I don’t know, Becky, maybe because things as they are, are complete sh*t. I mean this relatively speaking, of course. Considering I have electricity, running water, indoor climate control, and a roof over my head makes me pretty freaking fortunate.
But wanting more - to be deeply fulfilled and satisfied - doesn’t seem like such a crime to me. It turned out that nothing was wrong with me, other than choosing to believe the people around me who told me I was too much and that my desires were too much and that generally there was something wrong with me. HAHA!
It took some time and a lot of therapy & coaching to fully own my desires. I’m still working on it, but I’m definitely crowning myself the most improved this year. I finally learned that desire is natural, that it points us toward things that might be good for us, and that leaning into it and listening for its call might just help me create a life I love.
What about you? Do you listen to your desires and let them inform your choices? Are you balancing desire with wisdom? Comment below to share.