Pleasure from the Thought

New Way of Thinking

The “AHA!” light turned on this morning. I had it backakwards when I thought about my desires. Many of my desires show up in my life because they are within the parameters of what I believe that I can have. I desire them, but I don’t spend much thought on them because I have no doubts about having them.

I desire a lot of things that are outside the parameters of what I believe that I can have. What I see clearly now, is that I spend a lot of thought on those desires, however, the thoughts are negative ones generating bad feelings. My underlying set point about such desires is “I can’t have that.” If I can’t have that, it follows that I can’t enjoy in thinking about them. That is an erroneous point of view. I can take pleasure, I can take a lot of pleasure in thinkging about every one of my desires, particularly those that are about castles in Spain and horse ranches in Alberta.