Practicing Dr. Dyer’s exercise from the first chapter of “Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life” had me studying the continuum of desire vs. desireless or wanting vs. allowing. It certainly got me thinking more paradoxically, which I believe was the point of the exercise.
My goal was to be able to move myself along that continuum to where I can create, or manifest whatever I desire. But to do so, I must be desireless.
Hmmm. Quite the conundrum!
How? How can I enable myself to extend my wanting to where I’m allowing?
I decided to follow his words and so I practiced. Consistently.
Any time I had a desire, I would practice feeling where I was on that scale between wanting and allowing. It helped. I’d feel my desire and I could tell where it was on the continuum. Was I trying, or even worse, trying to hard? Or was I trusting it would happen?
I started looking at my choice of words. Allowing, permitting and trusting are all good words that many use, but they are difficult for me to live when I have a strong desire.
But then it hit me.