Daily Inspiration: February 28. What do I Want? What do I “Really” Want?
Today, instead of supporting and thus strengthening the ego’s illusionary mindset, we make the conscious choice to recognize and interrupt whatever swampland sales pitch it is trying to sell us. We interrupt them, by returning to the present moment and asking ourselves: “What do I ‘really’ want?” Many times the ego has already programmed us to want what it wants us to want. And so, when in the unconscious state, we think we want what the ego wants. The ego has programmed us to believe that only it can give us what we want, and so in this manner the ego remains in controls of our thinking and thus of our lives. It tries to sell us that we “want” something it has to offer, or that we “need” to behave in a certain manner to achieve one of its illusionary goals, but at the end, the ego never delivers the peace of mind, joy, clarity and understanding, that we really want and desire. Let us remember this, there is what we want or think we want, that because of our programming, is usually an illusionary concept within the ego’s fairy tale, such as more money, better cars, bigger houses, more status, power, control, etc., and then there is what we “really want,” this is to be aligned with our Creator, to experience and become an example and expression of love, such as those of peace, joy, clarity and understanding. Remember, that because we have been since birth, programmed by the ego, that it will, more than likely, answer first. So when you first think: “What do I want?” it is usually the ego that answers that question. But, when you take an extra moment to then ask yourself a second question: “What do I really want?” It is this question that can consciously align you with your true loving nature and Source, with what you really want, to be in union with God. Today, let us practice, after the ego answers the first question, to take back control of our own minds, by asking the second question. This is especially useful, when you start to notice that the first answer is not bringing you the peace, joy, clarity and understanding, that you really want.
Today, let us practice returning back to the present moment, that holy instant in time, when all of the ego’s illusions are consciously let go and dissolve before our light and understanding. Let us go within and practice aligning with one short question that will represent and align us with what we “really want”. “What do I really want?” This simple question will help interrupt the ego’s game plan, and bring our focus back to what truly is important. For example, I may find myself to be in a situation were I think I “want” to win an argument and prove myself right, but what I “really want” is to be and achieve peace and be happy in such a situation. Another example is that I may “want” that big juicy burger and sweet creamy milkshake, but what I “really want” is to eat and be healthy and feel good. Catch yourself playing the ego’s mindless games, interrupt them, and then return to the present moment, by consciously asking yourself of that one extra question. When executed with awareness, whatever illusion you were absorbed in, will immediately be interrupted, and it is there, back in alignment with your conscious state, in control of your own thinking, where your programmed illusions can begin to dissolved, and the ego’s power over you is diminished. What “you” want, always, in one form or another, separates you from others, and aligns you with the material world. What you really want, always, in one form or another, unites you with others, with the sameness in all, and aligns you with the Love that is your eternal force and essence. You are, as God’s creation, forever worthy of having what you really want, and what you really want are those expressions of life, that align you with your Creator, and help you achieve what you have come down here to do.
Today, after we have asked ourselves the usual programmed question of “What do I want,” let us as rapidly as possible, ask ourselves the second and more important question, “What do I really want?” The quicker you are able to interrupt the ego, the less time you will spend dragging yourself and others through its swampland. The less time you spend in its swampland, the more you will realize that you do not desire to be or play in the ego’s mindset. As you start to align with what you really want, you will start to notice that in every moment, you indeed have a choice, a choice between the ego’s programming and God’s love, peace, joy, clarity and understanding, between separation from others or union, between a world of scarcity or true abundance, between remaining stuck to the past or living in the present moment. As God’s creation, you are always worthy of experiencing love, peace, joy, clarity and understanding, true abundance within the present moment. As God’s creation, love, peace, joy, clarity and understanding, true abundance and residing within the present moment, are all symbols of being in alignment with your natural state, with who you really are. Today, let us practice returning to the present moment, and recalling that it is within this holy instant, aligned with our Source, where we truly belong. Let us today also be grateful for whatever opportunities we get to practice returning to the present moment, and aligning us with what we really want. Finally, let us be grateful to each and every person, that is giving us, through their participation in our experience, the opportunities to practice, interrupting the ego’s mindset, breaking the chains to our past programming, and aligning us with our true desires.
Today, let us recall, that because we have since birth been programmed by the ego to want what it wants, that many times what we think we want, is not what we really want. Because of this life long programming, the ego usually becomes our first response. It usually ends up answering for us, for the truth in us, and thus we end up living the ego’s life, and not ours. Today, in order to begin to interrupt this programming and start taking back conscious control over our own thoughts and thinking, we will ask ourselves a follow-up question to “What do I want.” That follow-up question will be: “What do I really want.” For example, when choosing what to eat, you may want ice cream, but what you really want is to be and feel healthy. When arguing with someone, you may want to be right, but you really want to be happy and at peace. What we really want will always bring about a sense of Oneness, of peace, joy, forgiveness, compassion, clarity and understanding, all expressions of Love, all reflections of our Creator, and of who we really are and have come down here to be and share.
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All glory to God.
Peace, Health, Happiness, Love, Laughter, and Light.
James Blanchard Cisneros
Author of the book “You Have Chosen to Remember: A Journey of Self-Awareness, Peace of Mind and Joy”
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