The covetousness in questions about manifestation has inspired this question.
Attachment and desire plant and sow seeds of suffering. Why not just let go of 'wanting' and enjoy the ride?
Actually, it is the resistance to your desire that sows the seeds of suffering, not the desire itself.
The universe is geared up to produce desire in your life. You cannot escape the continual generation of desires no matter how hard you try...and, indeed, at a higher level within yourself: you want desire
If you believe you have managed to let go of "wanting" yourself, please feel free to elaborate on the details as you will be the first person in the history of humanity to have done so. :)
The desire to "enjoy the ride" is still a desire.
The desire to "let go of wanting" is still a desire.
Epicurus' quote has been misinterpreted in this context, in my opinion. It would be better stated as:
One final point, you refer to covetousness in questions about manifestation.
It's an interesting choice of word, arguably a rather judgemental one, and you may wish to consider what it is within yourself that makes you view the wants of others in this way. Often what we dislike about others is really what we dislike about ourselves.
I only see people sincerely seeking to align their beliefs with their desires, and thereby manifest what they want within this perfectly abundant universe.
answered 08 Dec '10, 08:58
I believe that desire without attachment is the basis for manifesting from the Vortex. When effort becomes effortless "easier" is irrelevant.
I know I have to let go of everything I want in order to get more of it.
answered 08 Dec '10, 05:19
Agree with above. I will add this " whats life without desire" . I cant imagine a more joyous occasion than when a desire is manifested or when the desiree realises that the manifestation is near and experiences the feelings before the desire manifests.
Desiring IS creating.
God /source/us create.
Desire is Godly,it makes common sense,its natural,it progresses the race and its fun to see the desire come.
answered 08 Dec '10, 09:07
I do believe though feel free to correct me if I am wrong Abraham said we came into the world in a physical body to experience the physical nature of it in all it's varied aspects
If we wanted to just be back with Source we wouldn't have left in the first place . This is not a direct quote but I'm sure you get the drift ;-)
I think attachment and impermanence are the key words here. There is nothing at all wrong with desire - it is a natural expression of being human and participating on this physical plane. It's only when we become attached that we suffer, because there is no way around the fact that everything on this physical plane is impermanent and we will lose it eventually.
If we can desire and enjoy the desire when we attain it, and then freely let go when the time comes for it to pass, we will have mastered the art of desiring.
I know the word wanting is almost the same but for me this word has connotations of yearning which implies needing which we all know causes problems :)
answered 08 Dec '10, 12:24
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