Wednesday, October 15, 2008

the secret, asparagus, and faith

When I got home today, there was a brand new asparagus pot sitting on the kitchen counter. When I asked hubby where it came from he said his parents gave it to us as a gift for him taking care of their cats while on vacation.

To tell you the truth, I didn't even know asparagus pots existed until this past summer when I discovered them in Target while shopping for wedding gifts. For those of you not familiar with this type of pot, it is tall and allows you to cook asparagus standing straight up. I really like asparagus, and we eat it frequently, so I showed it to hubby and said I'd like to purchase one. We decided to wait, as it was definitely a want rather than a need. However, many times since then when cooking asparagus, I had thought about how handy having the special pot would be. I never mentioned it again to hubby or his parents.

I always find it so interesting how sometimes we get exactly what we ask I am always very careful in what I ask. I also try not to second guess things when I don't get exactly what I want--at times, this can be incredibly challenging. Instead, I try focus my attention on trusting that there is a force (God, Allah, the universe, Spirit--whatever you use to describe it) who has much bigger and better plans for me than I can ever imagine. Perhaps some would say this is a naive way of thinking. To me, it's all about faith.

Here is your yogathought for the day:

"Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do, in order to have what you want." --Margaret Young


1 comment:

Caroline said...

What a great post! So true about asking what you wish for. There have been so many times when I didn't get what I wanted...I would be very disappointed and angry with the universe (kind of like a 3 yr old who doesn't get his toy!). Then time passes and I realize that if I got what I thought I wanted...I really didn't want after all.

The key element in manifesting is DETACHMENT (sorry to yell)! But it's vital. You can ask for what you want...but don't attach your life to it. Remember this saying:

"If you want something...set it free...if it comes back to you it's meant to be."