Question of the Day – No. 125 How do you differentiate between your true wishes and the wishes you “borrow” from other people? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 20 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 125” Add yours What matters is that my wishes make me feel good, then I know they are at least true for me. I don’t concern myself about where the idea came from as I think that doesn’t matter. In fact, they might even be Divinely inspired. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Great approach! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I follow the rule of ‘need’ versus ‘want,’ by asking is it something I need or is it something simply want. Eight out of 10 times, it’ll be a ‘want’ and therefore it can be set aside. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Very interesting approach! LikeLike Reply If it makes me uneasy or anxious, it’s probably someone else’s wish for me – even if it’s someone I love dearly. If it’s something that I look at, and feel some peace or worthy challenge from – then I will generally rate it as being internally inspired. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Nice thought about this, Probably, when it’s something we want, we won’t feel so much anxiety. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I doni’t borrow from other people because no one can think like me but me…I just follow my heart and my own dreams…. 🙂 “It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” Agnes Repplier LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s great! LikeLike Reply There are times when my wish is what my child wishes. Other times it’s my own and I refuse to share haha. I have big dreams, but sometimes it seems unachievable even though I know people who have achieved it and it is totally doable. 🤷🏻♀️ I’ll get there at some point. It just feels like a dream right now… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I totally understand. For me, once I started moving towards achieving my dream, it felt a little less unachievable. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply The things I wish for are not like anyone else. The people around me don’t dream big dreams and don’t have crazy ideas and honestly they are boring. I would say the easiest way to know who the dream belongs to is to see how others feel about it. Now I don’t need anyone else’s approval but chances are if you have a big dream in your heart the people around will probably hate it if it’s not their dream. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes, I guess you’re right. If everyone else around us seems to be meh when they hear our dreams, it’s probably truly our dreams. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply My true wishes are for others, those family and friends close to me, things like health and happiness. Wishes I borrow from others tend to be more me based. Good thing I focus on the first one. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes, that’s a great thing! LikeLike Reply That’s definitely a huge challenge. For me, it takes mindfulness and inner awareness. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply For me also. I’m in the process of eliminating the bullsh*t so I can reveal myself. LikeLike Reply I moved a long way away from everyone I knew… But even then it’s a long process of unraveling what really matters LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes, it’s quite a challenge. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Okay so without sneaking a peek at any other answers …for me it’s all about what I’ve learned in my upbringing. So definitely we are all borrowing from someone else. The questions we have to answer: are we borrowing positives or negatives and if your intentions are one or the other how is it impacting others? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Great insights. I believe that’s a good question we hate to answer to. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.