When it comes to choosing the life you are most looking to lead, often times you talk about the things you want.
It’s totally normal and accepted to talk about wanting things. However, it’s important to recognize that, because words matter, want is not necessarily the best, most positive word to use.
Consciousness creates reality. If we are focused on “wanting” something, we don’t realize that we may be taking a lack approach.
One of the definitions of want is, according to Dictionary.com, “to be deficient by the absence of some part or thing, or to feel a need (sometimes followed by for.)”
Desire, on the other hand, is not defined by lack or scarcity. One of its definitions, according to Dictionary.com is, “to express a wish to obtain; ask for; request.”
Because a lot of our fear-based society is founded in lack and scarcity, being mindful of anything that feeds this matters. While your intent is important, it’s still a good idea to use words with caution. Hence why it can be a lot better to use “desire” in place of “want” for the life you are working to create and live.
This also applies to the words you think and don’t necessarily say.
Words in thoughts
For example, when you focus on wanting something, you are sending out to the universe a signal that could be saying, because I don’t think I have this or since this is lacking. It is not a very empowering approach.
If, on the other hand, you focus on desiring something, you are sending out to the universe a signal that may be saying, because I know there is plenty or since there is abundance. It is a much more empowering approach.
Do you have to police every single thought you have to look out for this subtle difference? No…and yes. When you actively work to employ techniques for manifestation, and work with conscious reality creation, you do have to take more intentional actions.
This, however, is like any other muscle. The more you use it, the more it becomes familiar, and you develop muscle memory as such. Over time it becomes automatic, and you don’t even have to do much at all to put it to use.
But like any other body-building, weight-loss routine, or other change in habit, initially, this is going to be rough. More work at the start for less work along the way.
Mindfulness and abundance
Everything is energy. All energy vibrates at a frequency — low frequencies are negative while high frequencies are positive. Like attracts like, which is why being mindful of how you are thinking and feeling, i.e. mindfulness, is so important.
Abundance is a product of higher-vibration frequencies. All energy vibrates at various frequencies, and the higher frequencies are more powerful. Since you are energy, you vibrate at a frequency, too. In this way, you can use mindfulness to consciously create reality.
The difference between want and desire is subtle but important. When you focus on doing things to build a life you desire, and to make choices and decisions along the way, every tool you can employ helps. It all begins in thought, and thoughts frequently take the forms of words in our minds.
If you allow yourself to begin the thought process with any negativity or scarcity, you put yourself at a disadvantage, and at greater risk of sabotage.
Thought becomes fueled by feeling. Want and desire are both feelings. If your feeling is want, and want is an expression of lack, then that’s like pumping regular gasoline into a high-performance engine. Sure, it’ll work just fine…but it won’t work at its best and most optimal.
If your feeling is desire, and desire is an expression of abundance, then you’re using the super, high-octane stuff, and giving the engine the best you can.
Most people know that an engine constantly kept it its peak efficiency requires far less maintenance, and will be less troublesome along the way.
Think before you speak
Straight to the point, when you think before you speak, you become aware of whether you are approaching from lack and scarcity, or abundance.
Being mindful of what you are thinking, and what and how you are feeling, in turn opens you up to not only better conscious reality creation, but a better life overall. Awareness of thoughts and feelings informs you if they lean negative or positive. If you know your direction is down, it’s far easier to turn it around to up.
Anyone can do this. You have the power and are thus empowered. Kick ass, take names, and speak with authority and confidence your most mindful words.