Though I am a grownup, I still wish for things.
Like a child, I've given myself three wishes.
I try to make what I'm wishing for very practical, so that it could possibly come true.
I try to keep in mind "if wishes were horses, beggars would ride."
I repeat to myself what Eleanor Roosevelt said --" “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.”
WISH # ONE ...
I wish there were no ads on television.
Yep, I am spending one of my three wishes on this even though I realize that ads are the king/queen/jackpot-maker of success on television. Yep, television decorates my life -- it is on like a radio whenever we're in the kitchen, and I hate -- H A T E -- what ads have done to our minds. Ads cram my mind with unfactual facts about disease, politics, cars, and foods, while influencing our culture -- shaping a dumb-dumb corrupt reality.
WISH # TWO ...
I wish all religions of the world would stop warring with one another and accept each other.
It's a big wish -- that all the different "God" beliefs -- Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism. Sikhism, Confucianism, Shinto, Taoism, Jainism, Baha'i, Zoroastrianism -- would stop hating and rejecting the other versions of God and right and wrong.
I am using up a wish on this because I see and hear the huge conflict building in otherwise good people -- for instance, those who fear Islam, hate Islamics, and wish to destroy them. That hatred is destroying those people. I have to clear the decks and the various things in the world that keep me from focusing on what I want for me.
WISH # THREE ...
I wish I could go into the studio and dance my dance.
The choreography of my dance isn't steps. It's the synchronization of movement with some wonderful music -- "Fantasia On A Theme by Thomas Tallis," by R. Vaughn Williams. I have been dancing to this music every day for more than 15 years. The "dance" changes as I have changed, but the flow of thought that is my dance gives me joy. Like a prayer, it lifts up from my mind, my limitations, woes, wonderings, and vanities, and deeply involves me in just dancing my dance.
It's a bit nutty that I have a dance. but if you think of it as my prayer ritual, maybe you will nod, and understand.
I can't dance my dance and do my prayer when I feel the ads on TV and the potential war between world religions will destroy the world.