A New Recipe

I am making a bunch of changes… but not because I have a problem. And it is this last piece that has me thinking.

I wonder if my mind naturally wants to turn life into problems?

It seems to me that I am more motivated to change when I think something is wrong. I am quicker to act when I don’t want or like something, then to change out of a desire for something I do!

This is true in every area of my life too. As someone who tends to compartmentalize, this, in and of itself, is quite eye opening. I am just as likely to make changes because I am unhappy with my health, relationships, work, finances, or even home or personal interests!

It’s time for a new perspective! How about doing something simply because that is what I want?

Instead of getting healthier because I don’t feel healthy… do it because I like feeling of being in tune with my body. Instead of saving money because I don’t like feeling broke… do it because it feels good to have a cushion. Instead of figuring out new product lines or services because revenue isn’t where I think it should be, find cool new products because it is fun.

I realize what I am talking about here is all semantics. But our words and our thoughts are powerful. They are the foundation of what we build our lives on… they trigger what we create. Even though most of the time, subconsciously, we’re not even aware that is what is happening.

The majority of time, if I am motivated by something that I don’t want…, that means I am creating from fear, lack, scarcity, disappointment, etc…

On the other hand, if joy, desire, contentment, abundance and excitement were the building blocks in my reality creation.., what would that be like?

We manifest. It’s what humans do. And if we are not manifesting what we want, it is probably because we are starting off focused on the wrong reason or motivation! We may be choosing the right recipe, but substituting the wrong ingredients or using faulty measuring devices.

I say it is time to change, create and manifest from the perspective of what we want. Not, what we don’t want! Now that’s a recipe I can live with.

With Light, Love, and Laughter


  1. This is thought provoking. I can see where I do both, create from fear and create from desire. Mindfulness is in order when making choices…..dang, still working on being present and mindful. Sigh, I’m moving in the right direction…need to give it time and consciousness.

    Thanks Charles! Love the recipe metaphor.

    • In truth Mary.., I think I create from both too! It was just realizing the absence of one.., heightened my awareness about how easily I default to it (sometimes!). And we are both moving in the right direction! Thanks for sharing your insights and support!

  2. Creating or choosing to create from a place of love and/or joy requires we be in the NOW. For in the NOW that is all there is. It is devoid of what we perceive as negative influences, which only come from past or future thinking. Knowing that being present is one of your goals, as you have stated in past writings, it follows that you are now desiring to act rather than react and are finding the joy and love in doing so.

    • Thanks Joseph… it is nice to be able to connect those dots!

  3. Absolutely, it is all about perspective. I know for myself, when I come from a place of negativity, that is what I end up manifesting in my life. Tasks that I would perceive as boring and menial, like grocery shopping, are truly a blessings. How fortunate to be able to have the ability to purchase food, have a home, a car, etc. I now ask ” Where can I find the joy in this”, and it always shows up. Thank you for the wonderful post.

    • 🙂 I love this Linda… it takes the concept from those change moments, to everyday. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Beautiful post Charles! This is a great reminder for me to check my motivation, is it the carrot or the stick…or the carrot stick?

    • 🤗 You have such a way with words and visual clues Vikki! Thank you!

  5. So true!! Your insights frequently match my thoughts and beliefs. Thank you for so eloquently putting them into the written word and sharing them. Raine

    • Birds of a feather Raine… thanks and you’re welcome!

  6. Charles, I had this vision of you as a mathematician at the chalk board writing a formula and starting at one point and reaching the answer at the end.
    I feel you reached that answer of coming from the place of joy and what you do want than from a place of fear and what you don’t want. Words hold powerful energy.
    You have the “gift” of words in expressing your thoughts. Now it’s just a matter of using them in the Present Moment to create….Thank you for sharing!

    • You don’t know how much your imagery is my life right now!!! Thanks for your support Donna!

  7. Well said. Food for thought and action.

    • Thank you Linda!


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