The Irony of Desire

Is there irony in desire?

Just as a stone thrown into the water causes ripples across the surface (and below it) we radiate our energy out into the world.  What we send out is also eventually reflected back to us. It is said that what we desire, desires us. The Law of Attraction. Is this really the case, I wonder?

The only way to get to where you want, is to be where you are.  -Anna Vali

If I am not present with myself in the now, then how can I expect to be where I do want to be?

The present is always perfect. It’s just the mind that wants something different.  -Osho

The present is our perfect teacher, it is always there.  -Pema Chödrön

Other masters then remind me:

To the mind that is still,  the whole universe surrenders.  -Lao Tzu

Love is the bridge between you and everything. – Rumi

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.  – Theodore Roosevelt

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.  -Lao Tzu

Let go of what was, accept what is, and have faith in what will be…   unknown

When you are completely in the now and nowhere else, your mind will calm down and you’ll feel that you don’t need anything else. – Steve Ross

So where is the line in the sand between being present and desiring something?  When in desire, how can I be fully present in the now?  If I had what I desired, I would no longer be in desire.

So it appears that the solution to my desire is to be present in the moment, to be grateful for what I do have and to be at peace within myself and within my existing relationships. For if I were truly at peace within what I already have then why would I desire someone else?

Desire now becomes my spotlight to reveal where I am not giving myself the gift of the present moment.

Feel free to create a dialog. I’m interested in your perspective!


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