Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.” ~ Jim Rohn

Most of us have some personal experience that has given us an intimate first person understanding of that old adage ‘ be careful what you wish for’ and today’s quote is a great reminder of this same wisdom. Sometimes we launch our wishes out into the universe without first having a clear understanding of what may happen to our lives when the arrow of our desire hits the bull’s eye of our reality.

A short-term wish that is at odds with a long-term reality is always a recipe for disaster, but it is a recipe card we do NOT have to keep using! We can avoid cooking up that same old dish by employing big picture thinking before sending our wishes out into the cosmos. The big picture usually only comes into focus after we have learned how to do two things; to get quiet and to observe. When we are able to accomplish these two things, the most amazing thing happens; the little picture of ‘current need’ evaporates- and the big picture of highest good begins to form. It is from this big picture vantage point that we learn not to wish for things to be easier, for problems to be smaller, or for our challenges to be less.

From here we learn to cast our wishes in the direction of the greater good… because when we become part of the greater good, we can’t help but become larger than whatever it is that opposes us.