Have you ever stopped to think that you may be part of a race to accumulate as many material objects, that you don’t need, we give so much time, effort and energy into this that we totally lose sight of just having a happy life. This is when you really have to ask yourself What do we really want ?
When you really start to think about this, do you ever include the fact that we are not here forever, our time is limited, some longer than others, yet we insist in collecting items, money, power, we strive to obtain things,we worry, we cause conflict,we even step on people, other human beings just like you, we don’t take in the damage we may do to obtain what we want at any price ! Maybe you have never thought of it like this, but now, when you think how does that make you feel, do you see that you could be happy or much happier without these things in your life, this is a form of obsession, it creates anxiety
We do things that we normally would not do,just to obtain that one thing you think is missing in your life or would make your life better, some of us also feel that the more we have the better, then of course, we then start to worry about if we were to lose it all, so you see, both sides of this coin is not good for you. You have lost a considerable amount of time to accumulate and then probably don’t have the time to enjoy it, then you are going to waste more time, with more worry about if you lost it. So in the end who own’s who, you the object or the object you………………………….it’s worth thinking about.Also think was that object worth it all, all that you did lose on your journey to obtaining it, maybe you lost friends, your family, your time and maybe your health. Did you become a prisoner of your own doing ? Do you spend money, that you do not have, to buy something you do not need,to seek approval from people who have no importance to you ?
If this is the case, you could be leading a life that you thought you should have and don’t, in this situation you suffer maybe more than anyone else, however if you came to terms with yourself and felt happy and content,you would have what you want and need in your life, and for go all the bad things associated with accumulating things you don’t really want or need.
Don’t confuse this with ambition and having the right to what you desire for your life, a desire can get you to move in a certain direction with your work or actions , and go towards it ,this would be the correct way, but wanting HERE and NOW creates anxiety and is not a healthy desire.
If you do not see that material objects are only objects, you will find yourself in a very long race, that holds no finishing line, therefore like everything else in life, moderation is the special word, everything in moderation is good for us……………………………………………….so don’t run before you can walk ,moderate each step at a time.
Brooke Universal Life Coach