Guilt or Pleasure?

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Have your spirituality and eat your cupcake, too. For a while, the more spiritual I became, the guiltier I felt. Taking the time to develop an intimate relationship with myself made me really happy, which of course, is awesome. But the happier I became the guiltier I felt about wanting more.

Maybe you feel the same way? Life ain’t that bad, right? You have job, a house, family, a car, etc., etc. Who are you to ask for more? You should just be happy with what you have, right?

You should be happy with what you have, but you also cannot be afraid of wanting more. Going after anything less than your true desires is settling. It doesn’t matter what those desires are, if you have them and don’t make choices to fulfill them the decision you are making is to live a mediocre life — which is not the purpose of being here.

The inclination to utilize your innate talents and fulfill your dreams comes from a good place — it comes from your God space. Anything that is born from that space, is safe to follow.

If you don’t know whether or not a desire is born in your God space, ask yourself why you want to fulfill this wish. If your answer is something like, “Because I want my parents to approve of me,” or “Because more guys will like me,” chances are that hope does not come from your God space.  If your answer is, “Because I want to,” then you’re on the right track.

“Because you want to,” is more than enough reason to follow your dreams. Why? Because we are here to express ourselves. A desire that is not expressed is a waste of God’s talent. Do you really want to be the person walking around saying, “Yeah, I waste God’s talent every day.” Um, I definitely don’t want to be that person, and I know you don’t either.

Find your God space, listen to it, take action, and don’t apologize. Guilt is not a spiritual gift. Inspiration is. Which one are you going to follow?