the thirst

A thought.

We cannot be thirsty of something we have not experienced. We can only thirst something that we have tasted, even if it was ever so slightly. So, when you are beginning something and you suddenly feel a desperate thirst for more, … you are not far away from where you need to be. It’s closer than you think. The chemicals have begun to mix, my friend. This impulse means that you have liked the taste of what you are cultivating. This is when you must continue, trust the process, forget the result. The result will come to you. The thirst will drive you.

So whether it’s change, a workout, a process, if you are desperate for more. Whatever you are doing is working. Keep at it.

Happy sweating it, folks.

About Antonella Saravia

Antonella is a freelance writer. Graduated from Purdue University, Antonella is based out of New York City and Nicaragua, where she was raised. Follow her via Twitter @tonesaravia & Instagram via @tsaravia.


  1. The tough part may be when the small taste of that thing comes from external sources. A lot of what we desire comes from observing it in the outside world — a happy relationship, a rock-solid body, an assorted library of read books, and so on. Is the seedling of thirst coming from the external really enough to get us through to the real thing?

    • bleubox

      Thanks, Marce. I think you made a wonderful point.

      Most of the time, some external source sparks an interest. This is true. I do think that we must be grateful for those external sources that sometimes shed a light on something we have yet to feel. I don’t know if I would consider it to be thirst. When you lose the first 5 pounds, the “sensation of more” will be quite different from you seeing your friend getting fit. Most of the time the initial desire comes from outside. If we decide to tap into this intrigue, true cravings can emerge.

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