Friday, September 21, 2012

Wants, Needs and a Video

Michael Prager, author of Fat Boy, Thin Man, has a video on his blog. Click on the link below to see/hear it. 


Keeping the Faith takes on a whole new meaning when I think of it in this light. I have always been a 'prove it  to me' kind of girl. I believe in God because I have experienced some wondrous things. I believe in love because I have felt it, shared it, embraced it. I believe what I can see, feel, understand. . . 

My mentor has asked me to consider changing some things. I am resistant. I want to know what will happen. I want control of the results. I want to understand why the changes are right for me.  

My wants are not my needs. 

What I need is to embrace the action of being willing without waiting to be convinced. 

Some changes are coming. Stay tuned. 

Jane~


4 comments:

Munchberry said...

Is it wrong to want to understand what the changes might or will bring? That seems like good sense.

Jane Cartelli said...

I don't think it is wrong. I think it is not a need, it is a want. I accept I have an addiction and that my addict sense will always try to outsmart my recovery sense. Toward that end, I must be willing to accept I may not always get to 'understand.'
It is not like anyone is suggesting I give away my money, drink chicken blood and only eat single celled organisms. Of course, I might have done all three if I was still close to 400 pounds and looking for 'the answer.'

I hope you are still feeling good in your recovery from your hyster.
We are now HysterSisters!

Vickie said...

http://michaelprager.com/category/blog-categories/toastmasters

If you open the above link, there is a second toastmasters speech right below the first one. you will like it too.

Jane Cartelli said...

Thanks Vickie. I just checked it out and I identified with things he said in that speech, too.