The importance of desire

An inner alignment starts to develop that can release extraordinary energy and creativity, qualities previously dissipated by denial, inner contradiction, and unawareness of the situation and oneself.*
(Peter Senge)

Eros is the mother of life, the force that has brought us here. It constantly kindles in us the flame of beauty and the desire for the Beautiful as a path towards growth and transformation.**
(John O’Donohue)

We are creatures of desire.

We have basic to complex desires, there are healthy to unhealthy desires.

We cannot live without them.

Through each of our lives runs a desire line, leading us to bring beauty into the world and to live our lives in service of others.

This in billions of different ways.

For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full lengt – and there I travel looking, looking breathlessly.^

*From Peter Senge’s The Necessary Revolution;
**From John O’Donohue’s Divine Beauty
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^From Carlos Casteneda’s The Teachings of Don Juan.

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