Chapter 1: The Power of Desire
Let’s Define Desire
We read the word desire and our eyes light up for different reasons. Desire can mean many things. Webster’s defines desire as “a conscious impulse toward something that promises enjoyment or satisfaction in its attainment.” Desire can be interpreted in different ways; the desire to make money can be looked at as greed or success and a desire for physical pleasure can be related to lust or longing.
Desire defined in the reading precedes your every action, is the seed of every thought, and there is no end to it. We are here because of desire. The quality of desire(s)that we will be talking about are those that are known deep in our hearts. The kinds of desires that change the course of our destiny and those that are worth sacrificing what we are for what we can become. If desire is here to stay, let’s make the best of it and use those desires of the soul to reach our fullest potential.
The soul’s four desires are:
dharma– the desire to become who you were meant to be.
artha- the desire for the means to help you fulfill your dharma.
kama- the desire for pleasure of all kinds.
moksha– the desire for freedom and connection to the Eternal–to lead your best life.
What are your first impressions of the souls four desires?
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