Monday, August 12, 2013

that's when you get it

This is a riff from my imperfect memory (oops!) on something Andy Warhol once said:

As soon as you stop wanting something you get it.
I've found that to be absolutely axiomatic.

It's so true though, isn't it? I thought about this after posting my latest thoughts on ACT and reading your comments on creative hopelessness.

When I really Want something (eg. healing, happiness, opportunity, etc.), I grasp it too tightly, and poof, it slips out from my hands like a bar of soap! But when I stop Wanting, I am able to hold my hopes more lightly, in balance, and actually give them a fighting chance...


  1. Conversely, I find that when I finally get something I want, I forget how much I had wanted it! More specifically, I forget to be thankful for it. *

    1. yes, that is so true too ! thanks for sharing :-)