I get a daily email from Inner Visions with an inspirational thought or lesson. As I continue looking at my finances through this Miracle Challenge, I’m really struck by this morning’s message about the difference between WANTS and NEEDS, so I thought I would share:
“If you were to think about it you would discover that everything that is absolutely essential to your well being, you already have. You have a heart. You have a brain. You have lungs which give you the ability to breathe. In addition to that, everything you have ever needed has always shown up. It may be true that it was not there when you thought it should be there. On the other hand, if what you absolutely needed for your well being wasn’t given to you, you wouldn’t be here. The point is do not confuse your needs and your wants.
Very often we place demands on the universe to provide us with the things we want by saying that we need them. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having a want. However, when they are not satisfied, you must not be fooled into believing that the universe does not support you. Nor should you believe it is an indication that you cannot trust the universe to take care of you. Here is an example of how that could happen.
Let’s say you live 50 miles outside of town and you have no transportation. You might think that you need a car to get around. Granted a car would make it more convenient for you to get around. It would make you feel a lot more comfortable knowing that if there was an emergency you could get someplace fast. However, the truth of the matter is that you don’t need a car, you want one. You have feet. There are bicycles. Hopefully you have neighbors. Or perhaps, you could be a bit more prudent about the situations you put yourself into expecting the universe to get you out.”
Reading this, I see that I’ve let a lot of money slip through my fingers by believing that I needed things that were actually wants. Today I will work on being more mindful.
What about you? What’s your miracle for the day? How are you doing with the Challenge? How are you feeling about it?