How often do you find yourself saying or thinking, “I need a …” or “I want that…”? We all do it. What I’d like to think about today is the distinction between wanting and needing. Beyond the material, do I:
need time with a friend or want time with a friend?
need to know that or want to know that?
need acknowledgment or want acknowledgment?
Hear the difference? The next time you find yourself saying, “I need this …” which seems to imply that something bad will occur if you do not get it, stop. Dare to ask yourself:
Do I really want to believe this is a need?
If it is a want, consider the freedom in letting it go!