Friday, October 9, 2009
The Joy diet: Desire
I've got quite a few desires, but this week found my focus centered around my spiritual life. I have a desire to dig deeper inside of myself and explore my true purpose here in the universe. I've actually had this desire for a long time but I have found myself really in tune with this need for the past few months. This week, I started a four week meditation class and I'm planning on attending a two day workshop this weekend where the work is centered around "my right service." It feels like good progress for me. Trust me, it is empowering to take care of my needs. I've had this long standing habit of putting my desires on the shelf for a zillion reasons. I used to be so incredibly impatient and thought I had to have every answer right away. Now, I'm embracing the fact that seeking answers begins with small, gentle steps. I also believe that there may never be any concrete answers. The journey of our desires begins with a single action or step. Once we take action, who knows where our steps will ultimately lead us? How many times have you heard someone say that they never would have guessed in a million years that they would end up in the place where they feel unbelievably successful and fulfilled? I'll bet that their initial desires may have been vastly different than where they ended up. That's the beauty of desire. That's the mystery.