Here’s a seemingly simple question for you – “What do you want?”
You can take this question in a variety of directions . . .
What do you want for lunch?
What do you want to do with your new day?
What do you want your life to be about?
The deeper you dive within yourself, perhaps the more challenging it feels to form a response.
“What do you want?” Many people have a rough time feeling into this question. Often the answer is something they’ve never considered. (“You mean, I can actually express what I really want?”) Some of us may not feel the freedom to privately explore our dreams and desires, let alone inviting someone else to know about them. There can be a lurking fear that saying or even just thinking about what we honestly want is selfish and arrogant. Or we may be afraid we’ll be shut down or scoffed at or ignored by others, if they hear us or see us going after what we want.
Asking yourself what you want may mess with an ancient pattern of attending to the needs and wishes of others before your own. This can be another way of silencing your truth.
Each of us has unlimited prerogative to create or pursue what we want. Each of us is worthy to have what we want, to be what we want. This doesn’t necessarily come from an ego space but from self-love. It’s one of the key reasons each of us is here on this planet – to discover and live into what we want. To embrace what our hearts yearn for.
So, whether you choose to respond in the quiet of your own soul or whether you share your thoughts here . . . “What do you want?”