Do you think that your desire to obtain an object, find your right path or find a certain level of success is enough to finally make those things come true at some point in your life? Do you think if you could find the right life balance, right combination of skill & effort, meet the right people or live long enough you'll surely get what you want. In all that you do to reach your goal, do all of your thoughts center on hope that you'll find a way? That's the way I've always done it.
What if we went the way of the wizard? What if we went through each day working, living. loving but knowing that thing we want already exists in time? We will have it as soon as we stop thinking it's a goal and not reality. There are no right combos of effort or balance to be obtained to get us the result we want. What if we just had to live life to the fullest, being happy exactly as we are, knowing that goal will materialize because it's waiting for us once we let go and live right now? I'm not saying you shouldn't put effort toward what you want. You have to. I'm saying to change the way you look at it while working your way there. Instead of expending all of our energy to what the future will bring, we can use it to live in the present. What if the only thing holding us back from our goals is the energy we create with our thoughts of lack? By thinking only on not having, we create an energy of not having that the universe rises up to meet. It answers our idea of needing to obtain by always giving us something to obtain rather than just handing over the keys. Again:
“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.“ ― Buddha
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.“ ― Proverbs 23:7(KJV)