One of the ways I have strengthened my wish practice is by making wishes as often as I can. These are small wishes and when they come true, which is often, the feeling of happiness that accompanies them lifts me up and gives me extra energy for the day.
Here are some examples:
“I want a parking space right in front of my destination.”
“I want our dog walk to be fun and productive.”
“I want to find a perfect _________ for me on this shopping trip.” (Fill in whatever it is you seek)
“I want results that are beneficial to all from this phone call.”
“I want a peaceful afternoon for rest and reading.”
And my personal favorite: "I want a good night's sleep tonight!"
Try some everyday wishes of your own. Remember to give your attention to feeling good when you make the wish and how good it will feel when the wish comes true. And if these small wishes don’t always come true right away, keep wishing! This is a practice and it can take some time to get accustomed to or to really see your wishes come true.
When that little voice pops up that says something like, “This will never work!”, just remember the last time something really nice happened to you that you didn’t really plan; remember how good it felt. That’s an excellent antidote to negative feelings.
Here’s a Perfect Example of Everyday Wishing
The other day, I had an appointment right before lunch time and I was feeling a bit hungry as I arrived. I wished, “I want this appointment to finish by 12:15pm with the best outcome for all.” By 12:11pm, I was walking out the door! Then I wished, “I want a tasty salmon entrée for lunch.” I went out and had the best plate of salmon with delicious steamed broccoli, which I asked to substitute for the included asparagus!
Now, won’t you join me in everyday wishing?
Remember, if you have any questions about wishing, you can contact us at any time and we will be happy to answer your questions.
The photo featured in this post was taken by (and is copyrighted by) Barbara J. Dickinson. Doesn't that plate look delicious!