This site has been created to expand and share on some of the insights that led to the writing of It's Monday Only in Your Mind: You Are Not Your Thoughts.

Desire Energy

When you’re not looking to derive pleasure from an arisen desire the desire loses its tantalizing lure, so without being controlled by desire you’re able to be with what’s actually in front of you…

There’s nothing inherently wrong with desire in the sense that it’s good or bad, but because of desires nature, the mind gets pulled into whatever arises and you lose touch with what’s in front of you. Desiring can be draining because of the energy it needs. It’s one of the reasons why after certain desires run their course, there’s some guilt and remorse that follows. Giving into desires takes a lot of energy, it’s an energy that can’t sustain itself, it needs constant reinforcement because the self that desires is never fulfilled. Love on the other hand is just the opposite, it needs nothing to sustain itself. It’s neither draining nor does it need reinforcement because it arises from stillness, as everything does. Think about it, everything arises from the energy of stillness and eventually that’s where it returns.

Fulfilling a desire is very satisfying or it wouldn’t be so enticing, but because of the nature of it being fulfilled doesn’t last and more energy needs to be spent when more desiring arises. These desires usually occur one right after the other, some are glaring and some are subtle so it’s difficult to really notice all of them. The glaring ones seem to have more of an affect on life than the subtle ones, but make no mistake, desire energy is all the same and it’s only there so “I” can be satisfied. I have found not attaching to results really helps in not being overcome by desire, as is the case with my writings. I write and that’s the end of it, it’s what’s in front of me so it’s what I do. When I’m not looking to derive pleasure from an arisen desire it loses its control and without being controlled by it, I’m able to actually simply be with what’s in front of me…

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