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.
I’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 wasn’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 realised…
My deepest desire is to live a life filled with magic and wonder!
I want to live within nature’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 I’ve loved in another lifetime. I want magic to be my reality, not something I secretly steal on a moonlit night.
“Spend 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.”
Just in case you are not blessed with a friend bold enough to ask you the only question that really matters, I’m going to ask you now…
What is YOUR deepest desire?
“When your mind asks ‘Why?’, you realise how easily it is satisfied with a superficial answer.
When your heart asks ‘Why?’, it wants nothing but the truth of God”.
Tell me the truth of God that is in your heart 💖
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