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ALIGN SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES WITH REAL LIFE PRACTICES. ALIGN HERE AND NOW IN ECSTATIC EMBODIMENT.

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ALIGN YOUR BEING WITH REVOLUTIONARY TRUST, HONORABLE WILL AND WISE INTEGRITY.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Desire

What do you want? 

This seems like such a simple question until we begin to take it seriously.

We are faced with overwhelming numbers of occassions each day when we are confronted with choosing what we want.  What do you want for lunch?  Which route will you take home from work?  Which toothpaste?  Which television show? Which clothing to wear?  Many of us have a hard enough time making decisions about these superficial choices.  When confronted with the question, "What do you want" in reference to larger desire, we a stunned into silence.  Like deer in the headlights we hope if we just stay still enough the questioner will stop seeing us and move along.

What do you want?

This is a dangerous question.

If we begin answering it, we might well be confronted with the truth that we are spending time, money and Life Force on things we don't really want out of a sense of duty, obligation, guilt, reciprocity or fear.  If we begin looking at our lives through the lens of desire, we may find we are disappointed.  Our natural response is to throw up our hands and say, "Desire!  Peh!  Desire is for teenagers, artists, madmen and other irresponsible people.  I cannot afford to think about such frivolous things as desire!"

I cuaght you didn't I?

Hold on a minute there.  Take another look at the lives of those who take Desire seriously--who "follow their bliss" if you will.  Sojourner Truth,  Picasso, Thomas Edison, Barak Obama, Gloria Steinam, Oprah Winfrey.  These are powers of examples, these folk who could not afford to turn away from Desire.  For in claiming their Desire, they named the Gift they alone were fit to deliver to human race.

If you cannot afford to contemplate your Desire, ask yourself this:  Can the world afford for any of us, at the late date in the game, to refuse to bring forth the Gift of our Soul?

What are your deepest Desires

2 comments:

Sarah said...

One thing that happens for me is that I don't want to think about when I'm denying my desire because my desire not to have to face the (scary, scary!) change is actually the strongest one! Peeling away those defensive desires makes me feel so vulnerable that it's hard to hang on and breathe with!

k. sequoia said...

"For in claiming their Desire, they named the Gift they alone were fit to deliver to human race."

Yeah! [takes deep breath, shakes tail feathers out...]

For now, I'm in a place of assessing all these desires I've not completed. I think I've held on to some that simply don't 'fit' anymore. But I'm nostalgic. ;> Let go with Love, eh?

Great post. Thank you.
Kim @ redhandferi