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The Three Pillars of Right Action.

June 24, 2018 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) Why do you get up in the morning? Why do you shower, put on your clothes and head out into the world? What inspires you into action each morning?

You do so from need, want or desire.

Need, want and desire are the paragon of the human experience. They are what separate us from the animal and plant kingdoms. Each has its power and reward, but each also possesses a kernel of vicissitude. How we navigate each sphere determines a great deal of our happiness.

These are mental states and its outcome is decided according to how we manage and move through each stage.

James Allen was right when he said, The mind alone is the maker of slavery or freedom, for in these dispensations we are constantly making and remaking our reality.

We arise to each reality every morning of our lives. The beautiful thing is we always have a choice: we literally can determine whether we are going to experience the day satisfying our need, or our want or to pursue what it is we really, really desire.

Each mode is inevitable and each one demands of us right thinking and right action. If not, we are destined to remain stuck in one of the first two forever and this is our disadvantage.

Life is to be experienced deeply and imaginatively.

Need

It’s not a stretch to suggest that most people operate in this plane. We get up every morning and go to work because we need to; we need to earn and make wages to secure our physical concerns; we need to pay our bills, to keep a roof over our head.

Need induces us to get up in the morning, often to realities not to our pleasing. A lot of people go to work to jobs they don’t like because they need to.

Want

Want governs our surface attractions; it covers those elements that we do not necessarily ‘need’ but it would not hurt to have. We want a vacation; we want a brand-new car or bigger house. We want to be loved, so therefore we ‘want’ a mate, someone with whom we can share intimate seasons with.

Want guides us to the sources of pleasure, often to our peril.

Desire

A desire is an element which exists at our deepest level as humans; it connects us to our fondest yearning. A desire is the culmination of satisfaction but is only attained by a precious few. That’s because most people confuse desire with want. As previously mentioned, a ‘want’ is can be expressed in the action of being loved, while a desire is a much more powerful experience as it relates to love because not only does want experience what it means to be loved, one also experiences what it means to give love. Therefore, a desire is reciprocal.

Desire determines whether our lives are fulfilled or whether we continue to operate at the base level of want.

I cannot emphasize enough the fact we have the power to exercise choice; to not allow ourselves to become imprisoned by need or want alone, but to elevate our consciousness to the level of our deepest desire.

It is only at the deepest level that we may most experience the blessed gift we call life.

Which of the three aforementioned states of being dominate your thinking and your reality?

Life is to be experienced deeply and imaginatively.

Staff Writer; W. Eric Croomes

This talented brother is a holistic lifestyle exercise expert and founder and executive coach of Infinite Strategies LLC, a multi-level coaching firm that develops and executes strategies for fitness training, youth achievement and lifestyle management. Eric is an author, fitness professional, holistic life coach and motivational speaker.

In October 2015, Eric released Life’s A Gym: Seven Fitness Principles to Get the Best of Both, which shows readers how to use exercise to attract a feeling of wellness, success and freedom (Infinite Strategies Coaching LLC, 2015) – http://www.infinitestrategiescoaching.com.


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