Deepest Desires ๐Ÿ’–

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Someone asked me the other day what my deepest desire in life was. At the time it seemed like a rather cliched and benign question, but when I went to answer it, my brain drew a complete blank.

Iโ€™m more than half way through my life and I suddenly realised that I had absolutely NO idea what I REALLY wanted in life. If I wasnโ€™t having a mid-life crisis before, I certainly was now!

Needless to say, I changed the topic of the conversation and desperately scurried away to think about my answer.

I searched my heart for a long time, and all I could find were snippets of things that I thought would be fun or exciting, but none of them worthy of the original question. I then wondered if my deepest desire was sitting behind all these small acts. Could they all have a common thread? Could my ultimate desire be driving the yearning for these seemingly unrelated experiences?

Piece by piece, I put things together. I found that the frame of the final picture was my lifelong belief that there is more to this world, and our lives, than what we see. If this was in fact true, then magic really did exist.

Then I discovered that each experience I had thought of earlier (each piece of the puzzle) relied on this belief. And I realisedโ€ฆ

My deepest desire is to live a life filled with magic and wonder!

I want to live within natureโ€™s flow. I want to make love with the rain on my back. I want to see all the beautiful places in the world before they are gone. I want to write with a passion that overwhelms me. I want to feel every blade of grass under my feet, every ray of sunshine on my face, and every line and crevice of the land in my heart. I want to smell every spice, flower and forest in the world. I want to cry so hard it starts to rain, then love so completely that the sun comes out. I want to drown in music and feel it pulse through my body. I want to kiss a stranger that Iโ€™ve loved in another lifetime. I want magic to be my reality, not something I secretly steal on a moonlit night.

โ€œSpend all you have for loveliness,
Buy it and never count the cost,
And for a breath of ecstasy,
Give all that you have been, or could be.โ€
[Sara Teasdale]

Just in case you are not blessed with a friend bold enough to ask you the only question that really matters, Iโ€™m going to ask you nowโ€ฆ

What is YOUR deepest desire?

But rememberโ€ฆ

โ€œWhen your mind asks โ€˜Why?โ€™, you realise how easily it is satisfied with a superficial answer.
When your heart asks โ€˜Why?โ€™, it wants nothing but the truth of Godโ€.
[Emmanual]

Tell me the truth of God that is in your heart ๐Ÿ’–

 


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29 thoughts on “Deepest Desires ๐Ÿ’–

  1. That definitely is a tough question, Wendy and one that can not be easily answered on the spur of the moment. My deepest desire is to see the good in people and the world, even through the bad things that happen, offer help and advice when asked, keep my mouth shut when not asked and give love and support where needed. Not always easy to keep my mouth shut, but I am working on it. Cheers. Allan

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    • LOL ๐Ÿ˜‚ Sorry, I don’t mean to laugh at your deepest desire, but this was funny. As they say: “It’s a wise man who thinks twice before saying nothing”. Thanks for your lovely, thoughtful answer ๐Ÿ’•

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  2. Fabulous post, so beautifully written!!! My deepest desire is to help people understand that there is magic and wonder. So many people are missing this piece of themselves, and one of the ways it can be found is with meditation and mindfulness.

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    • Wonderful! And I agree – mindfulness allows us to slow down and see the magic that is right in front of us. Best of luck with your vision ๐Ÿ’–

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  3. My truth would be to be totally free to live and direct my own life but instead it is to live my life to the fullest, achieving satisfaction in the smallest and greatest of things within the limitations imposed on me by the circumstances of the lives of those closest to me. Thought provoking post Wendy! Xx

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  4. Brilliant Wendy

    For me I would say what values most beside my pack would be anytime I able to help another in their state of crisis well struggling through Life’s Storms.

    I ‘m thankful to be able breathe air into my lungs as I draw breath of the essence that surround me.

    Slainte

    Alex

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  5. Oh my goodness, what a glorious post, Wendy! I LOVE your answers regarding what you desire. Yes! Live fully! Experience life deeply. Grab what you can NOW for you do not know what tomorrow brings. Be Grateful for all you do have in your life. Don’t take anything for granted ….. and yes FLOW with the magic of life. Beautiful writing!! I feel your passion pulsing right through your words!!! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

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    • Thanks so much!! I’m so glad you felt the feelings I had writing this ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ’•It’s funny, after reading about how you have time in nature, I’ve discovered that that is the time of my day where I feel the most magic, so I’ve started intentionally spending time in my garden. You’ve empowered me ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  6. Beautiful post Wendy and i can totally relate to never thinking about the bigger picture. We never ask this question to ourselves because we are conditioned to keep doing what we are doing. I think my deepest desire is to figure out what is the purpose of my life, and being able to spread the love and compassion i feel for other beings.

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    • Yes, it’s so easy to get caught up in the mundane details of our life. I love your desire – if more people were doing that, this would be a completely different world!!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    • I’m glad it has prompted some soul searching for you, and I’m even MORE glad that I’m not the only one to struggle with this question. Thank you for your honest comment ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  7. Great food for thought Wendy. Now aged 64years and ‘retired’ I am revisiting my deepest desire when aged ? pre 10 years I wanted to be a nurse which I did achieve and thank God never regret following my heart. Up until age of 42yrs following my heart married up to the values of working in the national health service but gradually with the advent of market forces these values were gradually eroded and the organisation seemed to become ‘cut throat’ to the detrimant of my health. Long story but after a while I rose to the challenge and thank God the last three years of my career I gave of my best to my clients and the community I served. Thank you for allowing me this insight. ๐Ÿ™‚

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