It seems that what we really want is happiness. We know that happiness is not found in things, but in ourselves. So why do we not seek happiness within ourselves instead of more things?
asked 27 May '12, 20:32
To desire something and refusing to be happy until it's in your physical experience will lead to misery. To desire something and still enjoy your life is different.
A happy person, IMHO, desires more than an unhappy person. They're excited about life, they want to go do new things with the people they love. Many unhappy people start to isolate themselves and don't want to do anything.
Desiring can be anything from wanting to go to a new restaurant to wanting to be a billionaire. You could ask "why go somewhere new if you're already happy where you are?" It's new, it's different, it's fun. See, we all really do want happiness, but we also want to experience. It's important to learn to be happy without being dependent on the outside. This won't stop you from having new desires, however.
I agree that we should not be dependent on an outcome for happiness. We should learn how to be happy on our own. If you can learn to be happy most of the time you will live an enjoyable life.
But a life without desire is incomplete. We can't be happy 100% of the time and we wouldn't move forward if we were. We all have that "sense of adventure" within us. Maybe it's the idea of helping people. Maybe it's the experience of a relationship or raising your children. Maybe it's traveling and seeing the world.
Happiness is something you must be. Happiness can open many doors and possibilities to you. It is "the first step" and the "last". My life has blossomed beautifully before me from being happy. It wilted before me when I was not. It has only increased my "sense of adventure" and desire for more of life.
Happiness for me is sort of like... filling up the gas tank? :) You have the only thing that's gonna move you're car forward, now where to?
answered 04 Jul '12, 17:49
I think having desires is just a natural consequence of us living our lives.You just cant escape it.To allow true happiness you have to resist nothing.
And when you think about its not really the manifestation we are after but the resonance that comes with having the manifestation.
If we are feeling lack in our present moment from a desire not yet realised we should Love ourselves enough to allow ourselves to feel that resonance.Michael Brown calls it "feeding the desire".
This way were not feeling lack or denying the desire.Eventually you get to a stage where the desire is so real in your mind it has to manifest,but even if it didnt you probably wouldnt even care ;)
answered 03 Jul '12, 11:59
I think it is about having experiences. That we are here to live and experience all the contrast that comes from identifying what we do and do not desire, to ultimately align ourselves with and experience the manifestation of our desires. To expand through the process.
People with many and varied experiences lead rich and wonderful lives, I think. They are satisfied and interested and interesting, not by being greedy about having things, but by being successful in having a vast array of human experience. :)
answered 03 Jul '12, 12:38
LETTER FROM SATAN
Dear Earthly people,
I am soooooo very glad that you want more and more of the things of my world. I am hoping right now that you are dissatisfied with your car, your house, and your job. That way, you will chase after more stuff and will be too busy to see those darned poor and wretched people that are always crying for help. I love hearing them cry for help, and seeing them ignored. It makes my day!
Don't you know that I rule this world??? It is true. When I convinced Eve to eat the apple, that stupid contract that man had with God was (quite cleverly, in my humble opinion) broken. That put me in charge of the Earth, and I have been having a ball, making people lust and hate and kill and...well, you know what I mean. All the stuff that people of the world enjoy.
Unfortunately for me, God figured out a way to make a new contract. He found that sugary-sweet virgin, made her pregnant, and she bore...Oh it kills me to say his name. It really does. He was so...holy. I didn't expect belief in him to last all this time. I really didn't. But there are always a few who are (repeat in a sing-song voice, please) faithful to Jesus and follow His leadings and just make me really pissed.
They have left my wonderful world with all its great stuff, and have gone into the "world of believers"- whatever...I thought when they nailed him to the cross, "Yippee! I win again!!!" But, no...Of course, the guy came back after visiting my humble abode and surviving that to live even after he was killed.
I was not expecting that ending.
I really was not.
A new covenant was thus made between God and man, which says that if you believe in that wonderful guy, you leave my jurisdiction, and belong to him. Unfortunately for me, it is true. Those Jesus people are really, really stubborn. They believe that God will answer their prayers. And he does.
It all makes me sick.
So, to wrap up, if you want more and more, good. It will keep your mind off of helping your neighbor, loving each other, and all that junk that Jesus promised to be true. I mean, "Blessed are the poor???"
Give me a break.
Just keep on wanting more, and keep me happy, huh?
With all my great desires,
Your friend Satan
Thankfully in Peace,
answered 03 Jul '12, 16:58
I hate to be authoritative but, the only way to be happy is to be happy for no reason. be happy really happy for no reason. Blesssings
answered 04 Jul '12, 16:50
As source energy with are bathed in perfection,but as we all know we as Human Beings are not perfect, this is what drives our desires.It is our desire to become what we already are.Perfect Circle. Love and Light.
answered 03 Jul '12, 22:13
it is where your thoughts go,
answered 27 May '12, 22:08
We want more because we love the expansion. We are source energy living in these physical bodies. We came here to expand, to grow, to love and so desire is very good. Desire, align with it which means if the Source within you agrees with it you will feel good and so it will manifest. If you feel bad than your belief about it has to change.
Desires push up to move forward to expand and learn
answered 23 Jul '12, 12:59
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