For more than fifty years, the focus has been on the want — rather than the want to.
In fact, the mantra has been, “I want, what I want, when I want it.”
Ego has become a god unto itself.
The propaganda of appeasing the appetite for careers, houses, and money has dulled our inner sense of fulfillment and happiness.
Let’s take a look at the difference between the want and the want to — of service.
Do we want a career? Or, do we want to grow and teach?
Do we want a fancy house? Or, do we want to provide a sanctuary of love, which protects and nourishes our families?
Do we want money? Or, do we want to enrich the lives of others, until the marketplace returns priceless rewards?
We all know this fact, “Wants are optional.”
There is another universal principle, “Needs can, only, be fulfilled through relationship.”
Go ahead, test the hypothesis. Think of a pure need — sustenance for your wellbeing — and the discovery is relationship with another will be the solution to a problem. The other will be family, friend, neighbor, community, church, and probably even Nature herself.
It is impossible to satiate desire — because, we want what we don’t have.
Furthermore, the higher Power of the universe refuses to give us what we want.
We attract to ourselves the harvest — of what we deserve — from the seeds we have planted. Like attracts like and we receive more of who we already are — until, we decide to change.
Lack will attract scarcity — Richness will attract abundance.
The ultimate question, then, becomes, “Do we want? Or, do we want to — serve?”