So this morning in my meditation, I asked myself this question. What do you really want? My inner dialogue went something like this:
I want to be a published author and public speaker.
No! Look deeper. What do you really want?
Peace. I want peace.
Getting better. Why do you want peace?
It breaks my heart to see sadness and anger. Wars and violence. Men hurting others and themselves. I want to see peace.
And this is the only kind of peace you want?
No. I want to be peace.
Is that possible?
I believe it is.
What else do you want. You must really want it?
I want to help people.
How can you do that?
I’m not sure. But it’s like a yearning inside. I want to help.
So how can you do that?
By sharing myself with them. By listening. By being there.
Is there anything else you want?
Yes! I want to be love.
How can you be love?
I’m not sure but I want to be love. I want people to feel peace and love in my presence.
Can you do that? Can you be that person?
I don’t know. But I’m going to try.
I believe so.