There comes a point in all our lives that we ask these questions: Who are you? and what do you want? However, the biggest challenge isn't solely in the asking, it is in the answering. We meander along hoping to bump into love, affection, success, support, friendships, jobs, etc. What we fail to realize is that all the things we want, desire, and need require us to be authentic in wanting, desiring and needing.
When we don't know who we are, we can't expect anyone to give us what we want, desire, and need. When we can't articulate our deepest longings, it puts unfair expectations on our lovers, friends, family and those in our circle who love us. They don't know how to be with us when we are ourselves don't know either.
I have learned that my happiness is my responsibility. No one can make you happy. What they can do is enhance your already happy heart and mind. Happiness is a state of being...grace...optimism. Our lives are too precious to treat like laundry or dirty dishes...I'll get round to it...when I am happy.
Who are you? and what do you want? is often pushed so deep down that we can barely hear the questions until crisis erupts, until relationships reach breaking point, until we are so sad and lost in our spirit that we are almost resigned to live with the sadness.
Each of us has to ask and answer our own Who are You? and What do You want? I am asking these very same questions, allowing the spirit in my life to move me forward as I answer them with care and clarity.
Who are YOU? and what do YOU want?