Friday, July 16, 2010

Why do you want?

The first thing we need to do in order to become the person we want to be is to know our selves. An important part of this is knowing what we want and why we want it. In order to understand this we need to look at which desires come from inside and which come from outside. In other words do we want something because we want it or because society tells us we want it? And we also have to see which need is being met by the want, if any.

Just because society tells us to want something does not invalidate the want. There is a need to be part of social groups to have connections to other people. One way we show this is in the things we want, these things be the emotional or physical strengthen these bonds and we will search out the people who want similar things. What we have to be wary of is when we are told what to want rather than shown something we might want

So this weekend take a look at the things, both physical and otherwise, that you find yourself wanting and ask "where is this coming from?" Get in touch with the source of your desiers to understand what makes you happy.


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