We’re here to fulfill our desires. Creation itself was brought forth by a desire. It is written in the Upanishads:
“You are what your deep, driving desire is.
As your desire is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed.
As your deed is, so is your destiny.“
Our personal desires become more refined as we evolve. From the basic drive of survival through all our pleasurable and sensual attachments, we gradually grow toward more spiritual aspirations until our only desire is to find inner peace: to transcend the senses and merge with the Divine.
There would be no life without desire, so each desire carries the divine creative potential to become physical reality. In other words, our desires have the inherent capacity to summon the energy to manifest what we desire. They need, of course, to be followed by action because our actions are the vehicles of both manifestation and experience on the physical plane. But they get triggered by a clear decision: our commitment to fulfill them.
We try over and over to complete our unfulfilled desires and in that process we get tangled up with attachments and negative emotions. We taint our desires with doubts and fear and envy. That is, until we realize that we have the inner creative power to bring into reality anything we want if we get our conditioned ego-mind out of our way.
To break free from the cycle of unresolved and tainted desires, we must develop great discrimination and be determined to fulfill the ones that bring us closer to who we are—to our soul. Those are our true desires, and the Universe supports them unconditionally. So next time you set a goal or make a decision, ask yourself:
- Is this something I really want to be, do, or have?
- Does being, doing, or having this take me closer to my set goal?
- Does being, doing, or having this bring more life to all, including myself?
- Does being, doing, or having this hinder someone else’s freedom to choose?
If you honestly answer YES to the first 3 and NO to the last question, go for it. Your choice is in alignment with your soul. Watch out for your resistance, but don’t let it get in the way. If you move forward and something wants you to stop or redirect your energy, then find what is triggering that reaction.
You need to understand whose voice inside you may be questioning your decisions and what is the unconscious payoff if you listen to it. Would you feel “good” or “useful” or “selfless” if you self-sacrifice by sabotaging your dreams and desires? Or perhaps you’d rather hold on to feelings of disappointment or resentment instead of focusing your energy on your goals?
If your answers are different than those above or bring up an internal conflict, then stop and question your motivations. Who or what is trying to make you do things that do not serve you or that go against your true nature? Will your choice reinforce unresolved emotions such as anger, fear, or guilt?
If that’s the case, you are simply following a self-defeating emotional pattern that maintains a self-image that is not really you. You have identified with your negative emotions and they’re ruling your choices. Be aware, remind yourself that you are not your emotions, and let go by focusing on something more positive—anything that makes you feel good about yourself.
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