You Know What You Want

by | Dec 5, 2022 | Life Lessons

When you say you don’t know what you want, it’s not true. You are smart, powerful, and intuitive. You know exactly what you want.

“At the center of your being, you have the answer; you know who you are, and you know what you want.” ~ Lao Tzu

We all have dreams, hopes, desires, and goals. They propel us forward. Without them, life is meaningless. Yet, when confronted with the question, “What do you want?” We will often reply, “I don’t know.” It’s not true. We do know. More often than not anyway.

Whenever we deny knowing what we want, we deny ourselves. We separate ourselves from our heart’s desires and send negative or conflicting energy out into the Universe, thereby negating what we want. That’s not the life we want to live.

As Lao Tzu is quoted, at the center of our being, we know. Let us speak what we want with clarity, sincerity, and confidence. You are smart, powerful, and intuitive. You know what feels right for you. You know what speaks to you. You know what makes your heart sing. You know what catches your attention and what gets you up each morning. You know what you love and your soul’s desires. You know what you want.

Recite the following wants and feel what resonates most in your heart. Let these ignite in you the unique wants at the center of your being.

“I want clarity, focus, and inspiration. I know what I want.”

“I want to love and be loved unconditionally. I know what I want.”

“I want to live joyfully and peacefully. I know what I want.”

“I want to learn, grow, and evolve to become all that I can be. I know what I want.”

“I want enough challenge to strengthen me and my fortitude. I know what I want.”

“I want laughter, happiness, and simple pleasures. I know what I want.”

“I want to be seen, known, heard, understood, and accepted. I know what I want.”

“I want a life of meaning and purpose, compassion, and gratitude. I know what I want.”

“I want work that inspires me and makes use of my talents and interests. I know what I want.”

“I want physical, psychological, emotional, and financial security. I know what I want.”

“I want to grow in my divinity and connection to Source. I know what I want.”

“I want freedom and adventure to live my dreams. I know what I want.”

You see, you do know what you want. Fear, self-doubt, and outside distractions can lead you to think you don’t know. But when you return to the center of your being, it’s clear what you want.

This blog was inspired by a meditation with Alexandra Love on the Insight Timer app. When I heard it, I knew I had to share. It had such an impact on me. The meditation awakened me to what I want and the need to declare what I want in my life. But it’s not just me. It’s you too. It’s all of us. So many times, when I’m talking with coaching clients, family, or friends, I’ve heard them say they don’t know what they want. They don’t know what to do next in their lives, what type of career they want, what they want out of their relationships. It’s a common refrain. I am comforted by Love’s meditation and Lao Tzu’s quote. They give me assurance that we know exactly what we want. All we have to do is be brave enough to declare it and trust the course of life. We must place faith in ourselves and in God, the Universe, Source to bring what we want into our lives.

Thanks for reading and being a part of the Your Aha! Life Global Community. I hope you found this article inspiring, and that you will spend time listening to your inner self and getting clear on what you want. You have the answer.

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