Desire, and the roots of desire, is a big topic for all of us, even for those who do not consciously see it as a big topic; because desire is everything you are as a human being, it is how you can accomplish things, it is how you live day by day: You desire to keep the passion alive in your relationship. You desire to become a better person. You desire to have more knowledge. You desire to better your finances. You desire to love yourself more. And the substance of desire moves us forward from one minute to the next, acting consciously and subconsciously all throughout our lives.
Desire then, being the root of our day by day interactions, thoughts, feelings, fuel for doing everything, is also our downfall or destruction when it becomes too much desire/obsession: You obsess over your financial situation. You obsess over sex. You obsess over knowledge. You obsess over your appearance and your intelligence. All this is desire uncontrolled, desire ruling you instead of you ruling it. So, desire, the magic fuel of our very humanness, the heart of good deeds and of evil deeds as well, can become an obsession if unguarded, if there is no self-awareness. It can enslave you with and without your knowledge, can it not…??
And why would you say that is…?? Because desire is the very root of existence. In the story of Adam and Eve, Adam disobeys God and tempted by Eve eats of the forbidden fruit; so because of desire Adam and Eve disobeyed God – an unbalanced desire brought this. Desire is then good, it is the fuel behind great things; however, it is desire unguarded that which destroys man, because desire unguarded brings great anxiety, uncontrolled passion, rebellious obsession, and all agitation to the mind.
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