Meditation for Sunday – August 1, 2010
To Be Upset Over What You Don’t Have
Is To Waste What You Do Have.
(Ken Keyes, Jr.)
Take a few minutes to write a list of things you have.
Next, take a few more minutes and write a list of things you don’t have that you want.
If you are like most people, it was easier to fill out the list of “Things I Don’t Have That I Want” than the list of “Things I Have”.
This reflects an unfortunate tendency many have to spend more time desiring things we don’t have, rather than appreciating things we do have.
Don’t feel bad if your experience reflects this tendency. You are definitely not the only one. Sadly, this tendency is a fundamental part of our human nature.
Keep the list of “Things I Don’t Have That I Want”, as we will use it in the near future when we discuss goal setting.
Now focus on what you do have. Take a few minutes and think about what you have.
Do you have a loving family?
Do you have wonderful friends?
Do you have a good career?
Are you financially secure?
Are you happy?
If you answered yes to even one of these questions, you are a very fortunate person. If you answered yes to all of them, you are truly blessed.
Family, friends, security and happiness are key ingredients in an ideal environment that will provide you with the inner peace necessary to move beyond life’s daily struggles and closer towards finding your purpose in life and achieving it.
My next post talks about acceptance of all that which you have.”
As you meditate upon this thought, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you have a loving family?
- Do you have wonderful friends?
- Do you have a good career?
- Are you financially secure?
- Are you happy?
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