This conversation has stuck with me and especially my reaction to her initial suggestion I use “want” instead of “need”. A book I love “The Dark Side of the Light Chasers” by Debbie Ford talks about how when invoke a strong reaction in you there must be something about them which feels true to yourself.
Over the several weeks since we had the conversation, I’ve been paying attention to when I use and more importantly when I feel the word or think it and I’ve slowly switching gears. For instance each time I actually take a break (even a small one) when” I want a break” vs waiting til it escalates into “I need a break”, I feel like I've taken charge of my own well being! This small change in semantics during those blah times is creating a shift from percieveing something as happening to me to me making something happen for me. BTW, this philosophy reminds of one of my favorite sayings from my dad but it's staying in my back pocket for a future blog ;-)
P.S. As it happens when the law of attraction is in full force - this article came across my view yesterday regarding professional “wantologist” – Click here to read the article.