Tuesday, February 25, 2014



“I desire chocolate ice cream.”  That is a false statement.  I may enjoy, like, or crave chocolate ice-cream but desire would be the wrong use of the word.  Desire in its true sense is a longing for something that is not easily accessible and involves the heart and emotion. Most of us can get in our cars and go get chocolate ice-cream and if we don’t get it then nothing bad or dreadful is going to happen.  But longing for something, wishing that something would be different, or that something would change is not easily available and costs us something of ourselves to obtain it.  To not obtain our desire creates a sense of emotional disappointment, distress, sadness and sometimes even depression.  Desire has a lot of emotional attachment intertwined in obtaining that which we desire.  Desire comes from a place inside of us that makes the object of our desire important to us; important enough to us to work hard for it, save for it, plan for it, and even to sacrifice for it.  That emotional craving that says I must have this and as a result my life will be improved in tangible and delightful ways.  Desire is driven by motivation and motivation is driven by desire.  They dance an interdependent dance with each other and our job is to make that dance one of balance, eloquence and beauty.  Our heart desires need to be at the top of our priority list.

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