Needs And Wants

People cannot read my mind – I have to say the words for others to know what I want. Feeling equally important as others helps me to find the courage to ask for what I want or need. I used to give so much more importance to others than I ever did of myself. That’s not true today, as I have been working on balancing my ego with my humility. Whatever I have, whomever I am is all attributed to my Higher Power, God. Sometimes I run smack into controversy, adversity, and conflict to name a few negatives in my life – and I do what I can to remedy those negatives and then I return to that special place of peace and serenity. Some issues in life will never change – but I can change. These are some of my rights: I have the right to be treated with courtesy and respect, I have the right to say no, I have the right to change my mind, I have the right to make mistakes, and I have the right to stand firm in my love for my Higher Power.


6 thoughts on “Needs And Wants

  1. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the king is at prayer, not in prayer, and arises with, “My words fly up, my thoughts remain below. Words without thoughts never to heaven go.”
    Why does Shakespeare endure?
    Why does the wisdom of the ages endure?
    Do we say the prayer or do we pray the prayer?
    Two of the great prayers that come to mind are The Serenity Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer.
    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted 12th stepper.

    • Like many of us, those two, along with ” God help me” have become my “go to” prayers,
      Eventually I began to change how I prayed.
      Now, I say the familiar words to initiate the process, then I slow down and say them again, slower.
      Then again, more slowly.
      And again, feeling my breath, and starting to sense my heart, actually warming.
      And again, seeking to enter the deeper space past words, into the essence.
      Then I am still, becoming the prayer.
      On a good day.
      Grateful for the Gift.

  2. Top of the morning family,
    RE: I have the right to say no, I have the right to change my mind.
    Exactly what my well’er echoes regularly in our chit/chats….
    This24 always authenticates what I need to hear.

    Prayer keeps me from hiding and prevents isolation. Prayer to me is simply having a conversation with a good Friend. In order for me to have a relationship, I must share my life and listen.
    One drill of my battle rhythm: I will set a few appt times on my phone for day. I title these appts: God wants to talk. Funny how my phone will ring, and self goes, “now what, who’s calling me now”. I smile when I see the message….

    Thanks Tom, “God help me”. Top shelf nugget.
    Thanks HarryS, for my prayers include just “thank you”.

    It’s a good day to have a good day.

  3. Grateful for the topic and all the shares. When I stop or forget or don’t have the time for prayer it becomes a lousy day. Prayer and meditation is the best medicine!! Namaste

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