Wishes and Fishes


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“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” So says the old Chinese proverb.

I will add to that: “If fishes were wishes, we’d all starve.”

What do I mean by that?

Just this: Wishes have no power. Wishes are said or thought with kind of an accompanying emotional sigh. It’s as if we were saying, “It sure would be nice if ____ (fill in the blank) . . . if only . . .”

The sigh and the “if only” are what the so-called universe hear, not the wish. In fact, the sigh and the “if only” attach a negativity to the sending. It’s as if we were saying, “It sure would be nice if ____ (fill in the blank), but I know it’ll never happen.”

That’s what’s carried to the universe, and the universe, so called, will supply us exactly that.

The sigh and the “if only” are what carries the emotional charge, not the wish. The emotional charge is what carries the true intent.

The wish may be what we’d intellectually really desire, that is, if it came to us without any effort on our part.

If we’d apply some positive emotions of expectancy to our wishes, we’d up our emotional charge to that degree. The more positive emotions we apply to our wishes, and the greater expectancy we give them, the greater the possibility the universe will send us what we desire.

However, we may not get whatever it is we want delivered to us on a silver platter. It might appear to us as a thought or an idea. It might appear to us as someone entering into our life at just the right moment. It might appear as passion, wherein we put more effort into the obtaining of that desire.

In any event, thinking never hurt anyone. So, think about it!

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