23-03 Decide

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Mandala of the Week

This week’s MotW is inspired by Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles”, Principle #3: Decide what you want. He states: “Once you have decided why you are here, you have to decide what you want to do, be, and have. What do you want to accomplish? What do you want to experience? What possessions do you want to acquire?”

I’ve been struggling for quite some time about the question: “what do I want.” I mean, I know what I want on a day-to-day basis, and as certain things grab my attention I know want to explore them further. As for the bigger picture “what-do-I-want”, that’s more challenging to me.

In general, I know I want to be healthy, I want to laugh, I want to maintain my relationships with my family, I want to do my arts & crafts stuff, and for now, I want to continue living in Oregon. In 2021, I listed all the projects that interest me and/or the different things I would like to do: I have over 100 things listed. So that’s other perspective on the “what do I want” question: I have too many things I want to do…it’s overwhelming. How do I choose? I suppose I could write each one on a slip of paper, put them in a hat, and then just randomly pick something and decide to just do that.

Over the next seven days, I’ll be delving deeper into this principle via my colorings of this mandala and posting them on the Mandalas of the Day. I hope to have a better idea of what I want by the end of it.

“In order to get what you want,
you must first decide what you want.
Most people really foul up
at this crucial first step
because they simply can’t see
how it’s possible
to get what they want,
so they don’t even let themselves want it.”

— Jack Canfield

How about you? What do you want to, be, and/or have? Do you know? Does it change from day-to-day? How do you decide?


The Mandala Lady

An Invitation

I invite you to color along with me this year as part of what I’m calling “The Year of Self-Exploration and Expansion” with all of my “Mandalas of the ___” (day, week, month, year). If you’re interested in a more self-exploration approach to coloring, check out my “Coloring Mandalas as Meditation”. 


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