Hello again, and welcome back to the meanderings of my mind. I had presented some precepts in my last post, and also asked you to think about some things and give me some feedback. Thank you for the feedback and even the challenging of some of my ideas, I welcome the discussion and believe in the process we all get to “grow”.
Desire is a funny word because it doesn’t really stand well alone. When I speak of desire it is in relation to something else, usually but not always in the context of fulfilling some real or perceived need or want. It would be just as easy to say I want this or I need this. regardless most desire is based on our sense of self, be it protective or nurture or nature.
Dying to self is really a process of re-generation as our nature that we were born with is inclined to put our self above others. Therefore our desires born out of this nature are typically rooted in self-centered and self-preservation ideologies and unless or until we recognize, that apart from some external change agent we are stuck on the hamster wheel.
At the center of every person, myself included there is a spiritual chamber , part of which forms a basis for love, not love typically and traditionally promoted in our society. This love is without condition, never takes into account a wrong suffered and always perseveres. It affirms and cannot be changed regardless of our thoughts, actions and intentions.
So what does all this have to do with desire… when we become conscious that we are loved like that, in time it begins to change our desires and that is where the true adventure begins!