Posted by TerryS (220.127.116.11) on August 03, 2000 at 17:53:38:
I ALWAYS WANTED TO!
An old prospector wandered into a small town where he was
accosted by a loud, obnoxious and quite drunken cowboy. The
cowboy pointed his six-shooters in the old miner's direction and
asked, "Old man, do you know how to dance?"
"Nope," the prospector replied.
"Maybe you'd better learn," said the cowvpuncher. Hot lead kicked
up dust around the old man's feet and he began to dance.
Soon, however, the guns were empty. The old prospector reached
into his saddlebag and pulled out a sawed-off shotgun.
"Son," he said, "you ever kissed a mule?"
Looking first at the shotgun, then at the spot where the mule's
tail is attached to its body, the young cowboy got the message.
"Nope," he answered, "I never kissed a mule. But I always wanted
In real life, desire is not something that can be given by anyone
else! It comes from the inside. Nobody can make us want anything
important. If we decide we want to improve, if we want meaningful
relationships or more fulfilling work, if we want rich spiritual
lives or healthier bodies, then the desire must come from our own
hearts. Nobody can make us want those things. And, at the same
time, nothing important will ever happen without sufficient
It's said that "want power makes will power." If you want it
badly enough, you will find a way to make it happen. But look
within for "want power." Because that is where it is to be found.
And sufficient desire is the necessary first step to
accomplishing anything worthwhile.
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