In our present day, wishing has been discouraged and much undervalued. However, like so many other things, wishing does have its place. Planning, goal setting and organization are all functions of the left side of the brain. What wishing does is activate the right side of the brain, throwing into gear that creative side, that part of s that wonders “what if.” and inspires us.
How many times have we been criticized for wishing for things? The conventional wisdom says to get out there and make it happen. There’s even an old saying that says “If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride.”
As you may have read before, I made wishes at the time of the new moon for at least a year before I suggested that other people try the process. But each time I made my wishes there was something inside me, a little voice, that reminded me of all the critical things I have heard about making wishes:
“It’s foolish to make wishes.”
“Only children believe in making wishes.”
Goal setting is a necessary skill and a valuable one to have. But that doesn’t mean we have to abandon the practice of wishing.
Wishing is not about what’s practical or possible. We wish for things we don’t have, or things we think we can’t have. Sometimes we wish for things that don’t even exist. And that’s where the value of wishing comes in.
Wishing is a source of inspiration. Wishing is one of the things that stimulates our powers of creativity. Perhaps someone said, “I wish I could see you when I talk to you.” And this simple wish might have been the catalyst for many of the devices that are commonplace today.