Every breathing human wants something. We all want some things more than others.
This rant is about that one thing you want most.
Think about it for more than a nanosecond. Look up and to your right (or is it left?) and do that memory recall thingy they talk about in psychology. Open the window of your desire. Go ahead, I can feel you break into a cold sweat already. So, open the desire window. You need to feel the breeze of your own values wafting across your consciousness.
Because when you truly open that window to your soul and expose what your true one burning desire is, you will be forced to identify who you are.
We breathing human beings, yes, even you, the reader, have one desire higher than any other.
And that one thing, whatever it is, defines us, whether our parents, friends, siblings, children, grandchildren, neighbors, dog, neighbor’s dog, neighbor’s parents, sister-in-law’s gay cousin’s Republican uncle, or any other human air breather out there knows.
So if you’ve read this far, and followed the instructions thus far, and you’ve opened that window to your soul and you feel the breeze of your inner desire blowing through your pores, analyze what you want and why.
Use Me As An Example
For lack of a better example, or because it’s my most intimate example, and purely to help you, the reader, I’ll peel back and expose my inner desire and then analyze it right here while you’re watching. (Hope that doesn’t make you a Peeping Tom…)
Here goes. As I open the window to my innermost desire… I see a man who misses his kids so much it stings his nose to write this sentence.
I see a man who would do anything to have those kids and their mother live with him, in harmony, under the same roof.
There, that wasn’t so hard. Yes, I’m crying writing this, but I’m not nearly as afraid of tears as I am of blocking out my innermost desire.
Now that I’ve let my reality escape into this blog post, now that I’m crying, I want you to open your window of your innermost desire and prep for your analysis with me.
It’s okay, you’re not blogging, you’re merely reading, so don’t worry, be transparent to yourself. I may not see you, but by me sharing my desire, and by analyzing it, I want you to know yourself and take action to accomplish what you need to accomplish and find true peace before you stop breathing air.
Okay, deep breath. Here it is…
In order to get what I want, I will have to reverse time.
Um, so… so that means… I can’t get what I want.
I can’t get the one thing I want most.
Wait. I thought this blog post was about finding the true me and getting what I really want…
It’s about discovery. It’s about not ever achieving the one thing you want most and still being okay. Yes. You can never get everything the way you want it, but you can still be okay.
Don’t concern yourself with how. The answer isn’t in analyzing further. It’s in accepting that you cannot reverse time… but you can be okay anyway.
Don’t over think. Just accept that if you cannot get what you want most, you can still make enormous contributions to society and be completely fulfilled. Because you’re human. Because you breathe air.
And that, my friend, is what makes you worthy of not being able to get what you want and still be okay.
John Cockroft is no psychologist, but he still can do a mean self-analysis.