Welcome to Jim Phillips’ Wednesday Wisdom for December 19th! Each Wednesday, WU World Changer Jim Phillips will share some mid-week wisdom for you to ponder and embrace!
“We cannot long for something for which we have not had an experience.”
What is this longing we all seem to have for love, joy, peace, contentment, and bliss?
What is the longing to discover one’s purpose for living? What is the longing to know the truth? What does it mean that we cannot long for something for which we have not had an experience?
The answer is quite simple. Let’s assume you really like chocolate. Not too much of a stretch for most folks, myself included. If you never had the experience of eating chocolate, there is no way you would have a desire for it because you wouldn’t know what the taste or experience of eating chocolate would be. However, once you have enjoyed the experience of eating chocolate you could long, or have an intense desire, to once again enjoy chocolate.
When we consider longing from the much larger perspective of life, we can see that our longing for love, peace, joy, and bliss are a longing to get back to the truth of who we are, to our source.
We have or can have, the experience of love, joy, peace, and bliss, even on a very deep level while in physical form if we choose to allow it, and yet there is something still missing. Why do so many of us get to a point in life when we feel there has to be more to the experience of life than what we have experienced to date?
While in physical form, I believe we suffer from a severe case of misidentification.
We have become identified as and through our physical form. Our lifetime(s) is therefore spent shedding the untruths of who we believe ourSelf to be to reveal the truth of who we are.
Why do we long for unconditional love? Because we come from unconditional love and are in Truth of unconditional love. Why do we long for peace? Because at our essence we are peace, we are the silence and the calm we experience when we allow ourselves to be still and quiet.
If you have ever read an account of a person who experienced an NDE (near death experience), the typical response is how peaceful, blissful, silent and unconditionally loving the experience is. There is an awareness of the Self and yet no separation from all that is being experienced.
Most who experience an NDE say at the time of their experience they had no desire to return to physical form because of the intense experience of love, joy, and peace. There was a sense they had returned “home.”
Could it be that our longing for these experiences while in physical form is our longing to experience heaven on earth, to allow that which we are to be fully experienced and expressed?
We couldn’t have a longing for this experience if it wasn’t an experience we have already had.
When you have a longing for something you can’t quite identify, consider it an opportunity to reveal to yourself the truth of who you are. Allow that truth to be fully experienced and expressed through you and as you and you might find your longing satisfied.
See you back here this time next week for my Wednesday Wisdom for December 26th!
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Jim Phillips is a LIFE Strategist, speaker, and America’s Leading Authority on Living in Full Expression. In fact, he wrote the book on it. He has also been engaged in the business world for over 40 years during which he has been inspiring others to higher levels of achievement and understanding through strategy sessions, coaching, writing and more than 20 International Business Conference presentations. He currently resides in Ashburn, VA where he continues his writing, coaching and speaking. To learn more, visit his website.