Sunday, April 22, 2012

You can't always get what you want ~

Mick said it, our Mothers said it, maybe even our best friend said it, but we still didn't think it to be true.  First of all, if you can't always get what you want, then who is it that gets to decide what you need? God, the angels, the universe, maybe PitBull (I know you want me, I know you need me)?  There are two sides to every story, two sides to every coin, one side tells us that we are in control of our destiny, that we make these decisions.  While the other reminds us that the future is not ours to see, that fate has the upper hand.  Is this a mind fork in the road of life?  You need to believe one way or the other.

There are some rules for setting intentions, since intentions are believed to get you what you "want" ~ the three main elements needed are to know exactly what you want, visualize the desired result, and expect the result to happen.  They say intention is that magical combination of will, motivation and desire.  But there is one small caveat, one little disclaimer when it comes to working with intentions, it goes like this;  All that you desire can be yours if your heart is pure, your intentions clear and your goals are in your best interest. 

Hmmm ~ pure heart, I think so, intentions clear, I believe so, in my best interest, well, I thought so, so I am going to go with a yes on this one.  So, if all that I am working towards, putting my energy into, is not in my best interest according to some universal wise man who has decided to keep it a secret until much later, how do you know?  How do you ever know if something is in your best interest?  It makes me wonder, all of the things, the experiences that I have received in my life, the things that really weren't that wonderful, was it just the lessons learned then that were in my best interest?  It seems there is always someway around this stuff.  I don't know.  I thought my intentions were clear, my heart pure but apparently the things that I think I want, like love, money, stability, and happiness aren't necessarily in my best interest right now according to what the "master know it all" has in mind for me.

Life is full of lessons, items bought and sold, no guarantees, and when it comes to time there is definitely a no return policy.  You live with all you've accumulated, good and bad.  There are always those few constants in life and I've realized that those are the things I need to focus on, pure heart, clear intentions and in my best interest.  Those things of course include my family and dear friends.  I guess it might contain unconditional love.  And along with the people I love, there are other areas that feel they are always in my best interest; there is the sun, the moon, the ocean, nature in general, highways, BMW's (even when they are behaving badly) and my one daily reminder that life is good ~ my morning cup of coffee.  Sometimes that might be all we need to start another day, to roll out of bed, put one foot in front of the other, breathe.  Yes, Folgers, you got it right, coffee, the best part of waking up.  Joni Mitchell had the dilemma, "love or money", mine right now seems to be love or coffee.  Think I'm going to go with the coffee ~ Starbucks, Peets, Coffee Bean, Stumptown, my loves, you never seem to fail me.

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