This is my first question here on Inward Quest as I've been looking at preference and desire lately in two different perspectives, when launching desires that are big or life changing we tend to have/create resistance around them that we need to clean up, whereas preferences are generally smaller in comparison, for example, making everyday decisions like pie instead of cake, coffee instead of tea, taking the surface streets instead of the freeway on a morning commute, etc.
Since I'm learning to reach that place of letting go and allowing I'm beginning to look at desire more as a preference, big or small, what's interesting is I'm caring less and less whether the [perceived] big desires manifest or not, however, I would ''prefer'' that they would and I even expect something better, if not, no big deal.
I may have answered my own question here because I'm reaching that place of feeling detached and neutral about desire, so much so, that I'm not launching any more ''big'' desires because as of now I don't feel the need for them.
I feel that depending on anyone's perspective, is there really a difference between desire and preference and can we just get by on preference alone?, what's your take on this approach fellow questers?
I prefer, I want, I desire, I Intend. These are all steps on the same 'ladder of Intent'. What differentiates one from the other is the degree of emotional energy inherent within each.
I may 'prefer' one route to work over all others, but as long as I get there on time, any route will do.
I may 'want' a Mercedes but will settle for a ford. Because what I really need, is transportation.
I 'desire' something in particular because of the emotional satisfaction that would result from having it.
I 'intend' to obtain a specific object or accomplish a specific goal and will fulfill that intention because it is what I prefer, what I want, and what I truly desire.
answered 22 Jun '15, 20:18
desire, more of a first
answered 23 Jun '15, 05:49
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