There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart’s desire. The other is to get it. —George Bernard Shaw—
Desire is strong; we all feel it. Desire can impel us toward positive, life-enhancing experiences, or it can fasten on vain and unproductive ends. Material things will never satisfy desire; only a serene spirit and a detachment from outcomes will enable us to live peaceably beside the torrent that is our desire. In itself, desire is neither good nor bad. How we direct our desire, and whether we join it to our love or to our anger, determines the effect it will have in our lives.If our desire is continually unfulfilled, perhaps we should examine, deeply and honestly, the direction we’ve allowed it to take. If achieving our desire leaves us feeling hollow, we should do the same. Desire can nourish us if we understand it as a continuous process, a part of our spiritual growth.
Let me be sure that what I desire is worthy of my best self.