Most of us are used to wanting things not to be.
I wish this wasn’t happening.
I hope this stops soon.
I don’t want to feel like this.
That’s understandable: We’re confronted by something and it makes us feel bad, so we want it not to be there.
But… it feels much nicer to desire things in a positive way.
It feels much better to dream about what we really want.
Maybe… instead of saying what we don’t want, we should go that one step further and say what we do want.
Take a couple of seconds to imagine what you dream of instead merely the absence of what you dislike.
When you do that, how does it feel?
Do you start to feel energized, excited, tingly?
Can you sense a better future near at hand?