“If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.” This old Scottish proverb, first recorded circa 1628, suggests that if a mere wish could bring anything to form, no one would be penniless. (The first known citation of the proverb is in James Carmichaell’s Collection of Proverbs in Scots.) Indeed, as money is crucial to survival in this world, it might possibly be the foremost item in the realm of wishes.
Oh, if it were only that simple! Manifesting money (or anything else) will never be achieved by simply wishing, as we are taught to do as children with our birthday candles. When we blow out them out with high hopes of delivery, all we really have are illusory strands of smoke. It takes much more than wishes to make our dreams come true.
As you ring in 2020, consider the difference between wishing and intending:
“Wishing”: To feel or express a strong desire or hope.
“Intending”: To have a plan or course of action as one’s purpose.
A wish is an idea or vision you have in your mind, attached to a hope that somehow a genie in a bottle, a fairly godmother, or some other external power is somehow magically going to deliver it.
An intention, on the other hand, combines that same desire with a solid plan. And, YOU make it happen! You have the power, with your creative mind and your intentional action. The catch is, this requires self-discipline (focus and commitment) and self-love (the belief you deserve it), combined with some good old-fashioned elbow grease.
Right now, 2020 is full of potentiality and ripe for the making. No wishing about it; the outcome will be in your intention(s).
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Wishing | Won’t create it © Susan L Hart 2019 | Hart Haiku