Is manifestation more about having or about wanting?
There are a great many things in life we see around us that we would not mind having in our lives, things we would consider improvements upon our living conditions. Finer clothes, nicer car, grander home perhaps. We want these things because we see them as vast improvements on the things we currently have.
Yet are we merely taking for granted that which we currently have? Though the car we own may not be the most luxurious, have we forgotten the time when we did not have a car? When we wish our house was in a nicer neighborhood or significantly larger, do we not remember when we would have loved to be in a house while living in an apartment or a college dorm?
It is perfectly acceptable to have desires and wants, but we would do well to not let these desires eclipse our appreciation for what we do have, no matter how modest. If we forget to appreciate that which we have currently, we carve out a habit of maintaining a mental and emotional space of want. As a result, when we finally obtain that which we had been wanting, that prize becomes inadequate when something better comes into our field of vision, creating within us an insatiable appetite.
If we cannot appreciate that which we already have, we will believe deep down that we do not deserve that which we do not yet have, and as a result we sabotage our path to obtaining what we want. When we can find moments to take stock of all that which we already have, we create a feeling of worthiness for all we’ve already earned. This opens us up to realizing we deserve that which we desire and we find ourselves naturally making choices that bring these things into our reality more easily.