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Why don’t I feel fulfilled?

“Some would convince themselves that they’re quite happy.

But in actual fact it’s not that they’re quite happy, it’s that they’re not fulfilled. Something’s missing. Something’s not quite altogether there. There’s a yearning inside of them.

And of course, most people what they do is they look around and they think to themselves, ‘if only I had enough money to buy a new house I’d be okay, if only I had enough money to go out and buy a new car I’d be okay, if only I had enough money to go on a trip I’d be okay, if only I had enough money to buy food I’d be okay, if only I had enough money to buy that new pair of shoes I’d be okay.’

There’s always an if-only. It doesn’t matter if you live in poverty or you live in wealth, there’s always an if-only. Even a wealthy person has an if-only. You see?

So everyone’s looking for if-only and no one is really getting it yet that the if-only is a yearning inside of them that’s basically not if only I had this or that, it’s basically if only I chose.

So they use that to think to themselves if they could only acquire something else, another material thing, but the if-only really goes even deeper than material. It goes to the very core essence of themselves that’s about choice.

What they’re trying to say to themselves is if only I wasn’t afraid to choose.”

– The Wonders

 

Excerpt from podcast #070125 (click to listen)