When asked what they want, I have found that most people respond with “more money.” Understanding that money is a means to an end and not the end, I am driven to ask “What would you do with the money if you had it?” Confusion and silence takes over and instantaneously I feel a decline in positive vibes, as they appear to ponder the question. This is when they realize that they never bothered to figure out what they would do with it if they had it. Why bother planning how you will spend your money, if you’re never going to make it.
When their mind finally finds the file of consumption written by society and they open it up, they find visions of vacations, new clothes, fine dining and jewelry. “Ah ha.” They say, “I remember what I want.” They begin rattling off the list they have been sold under the title of happiness. I ask, “Why didn’t you say all of those things when I asked you what you wanted? Why did you say money? Money doesn’t seem to be what you want at all as it is meaningless until it is given in exchange for something.”
We have unconsciously placed a wall between ourselves and what we want. This wall appears to be brick and impenetrable but, it is actually made of paper, in the form of money. The answer to what you want should be a list easily accessible in the forefront of your mind, a list of all the things that make you happy. You should want peace, love and anything that cultivates, inspires or illuminates those qualities of joy in you.
Do you know what your list is? What brings you joy? Do you know what you want? Break down the barrier of money. Tear down the wall between you and your joy. Saying what you want is like lighting a stick of dynamite. The wall between you and what you want, starts crumbling down!