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Claiming your heart’s content: What do YOU really want?

You want to.

You need to.

You have to.

But, will you?

It is true that we can’t have everything that we want. Sometimes, we think that we can’t even have that one thing that we really want. But the question is, do we really want it bad enough? Really?

The past few weeks have been quite insightful. Thoughts and talks about allowing yourself the possibility even if you’re not yet a hundred percent sure on what’s going to happen (it’s not like we can always be sure!) and allowing things to unfold in front of you. Something like doing your part and letting the universe conspire.

“If it’s meant to be, then it will happen.”

“Do your part and let the world do the rest.”

“It won’t just come knocking on your door. You have to at least put yourself out there.”

Today, I watched Jim Carrrey’s commencement address at Maharishi University of Management, and trust me, it was really moving! (If you haven’t seen it yet, then I suggest you check it out too.)

He said it best when he mentioned that sometimes, we choose “fear disguised as practicality.” It is true. We all want to do this and that, “but we can’t.” “Not just yet.”” We have to do something else first to ensure our so-called future.

I guess, at the end of the day, we don’t really want it bad enough. We are good with settling. We are good with the future regardless of what we do in the present. And when we are “present in our future”, who knows what happened our past.

Mr. Carrey’s speech is very timely in my present state, to which he has profoundly stated the things that I know but still needed to hear.

Maybe we should ask ourselves: What do we really want?

Maybe for some, practicality isn’t the disguise of fear but the love for _______. Whatever that may be! Or there may be a myriad of reasons for that as well.

But for some of us who knows that this—(NOW) is not enough unless we take that “leap”, then I guess the next question should be, “If Not Now, When?”

We should acknowledge the complexity inside of us, figure our our heart’s content, and submit to it. Allow the rest to take place, embrace that beautiful present and evolve to the person you want to be.

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There… so before bed time, let’s figure out our heart’s content. Let’s ask ourselves, what are the things that will fill our heart’s desire? What will make our lives full? What inspires us? What moves us? Whether it’s for selfish or selfless reasons, we should define it and answer, “What do we really want?” Until we figure it out, we can move to the next question.

For now,, that’s a start.

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