Desire simply means a longing or craving, as for something that brings satisfaction or enjoyment. Desire simply means want. A strong feeling to possess something or having the yearning for some event to happen is desire. Our desires show our priorities which shape up the choices we make. Our actions should be based on the choices made in order to fulfil our desires. Remember to have a positive desires and ambitions.
The Heart Is the Store House of All Emotions
Unlike any other living being on the planet, we human beings have a unique heart. Our heart is the storehouse of all emotions that includes both good and bad… love, hatred, happiness, sorrow, anger, guilt, jealousy, pain, kindness, contentment, greed, respect, ego and the list goes on. Most interestingly, all these feelings emerge out of our own desires, fulfilled or unfulfilled. Different temperaments and behaviour give rise to different feelings on different occasions and in different situations.
Fulfilled desires attract good feelings like satisfaction and happiness while the unfulfilled desire leads to negative emotions. Desires can be both good and bad. Desire to own a bigger house could be a need for many, it could be a dream for some and it may be greed for a few. The same is with money. All humans are all created equally with a pure heart. You grow up with many different experiences and among many different kinds of people. Everything has an influence on the heart of a growing child and thus every individual who is born, grows up to be unique in nature. It is very normal for individuals to have different desires though the situation is similar.
In the due course of time, you develop both positive and negative feelings in different ratios and begin to form your character. It is the character which makes each one of us unique from others. People and circumstances majorly influence us to alter our character with time, so does our wants.
As we grow we adapt and remodel our hearts as per our likes and dislikes. Heart desires way more than we can really think it does. It is a feeling of aspiration to have something more, something different, something better each time and it keeps growing.
Understand Your Desires and Their Different Colours
Desire is a strong feeling situated deep within your heart, of attaining something you wish to have. It is the craving to possess something reachable or unreachable, good or bad. Life will be fruitful only when you desire and be persistent about the things suitable for you. Desires can have good and bad effects on your life while it depends on your willingness status.
Your desire to harm a person will never get you peace or happiness. Negative feelings will always generate negative effects on your health and life. Competition in life can bring desires of winning over your competitors but this desire should be a healthy one, where-in defeat should also be accepted sportingly. Rejoicing in the happiness of others brings another level of joy and satisfaction altogether. Do whatever hard work it takes to find the success you crave for but remember small failures make a strong path to success.
It is alright if you fail in spite of putting in tremendous effort, rather than winning by cheating to achieve the desired goal. Failure determines a little more input was needed, begin again but always be fair.
A few strong desires: A hungry person desires food, a budding entrepreneur longs for success, an actor craves for fame, a student expects good marks, guilty desires to be forgiven, lonely wishes to have a company. “NO BEES NO HONEY NO WORK NO MONEY”
What Is Important Is to Work for Your Dreams
The hungry must work to earn a living, an entrepreneur needs to be diligent & then expect success, an actor needs to display his skills to earn applauds, a student needs to put in study efforts to attain flying colours, one has to feel the guilt & ask for forgiveness, the lonely needs to be social & keep his arms open for friendship.
We all love to acquire materialistic things and that surely gives us tremendous pleasure. They are in fact wonderful as they bring the greatest pleasures of living on this planet. The kind of society we live in, makes us all forget that the purpose of life is not in the materials that we buy. If having a materialistic life would be the purpose of our life, then things would give us the ultimate pleasure and we would never want to spend our time or money on anything else. Actually, the happiness that we get by these materials is not everlasting, rather possessing one thing only brings out the urges to buy more.
If materials would serve the purpose of human life then people would be able to possess all of them while leaving the rest of the world aside. Substances are just the joys of living in the world and not the purpose of life.
Everyone needs food, shelter and clothing but the desire to have them alone without aiming at the other aspects in life robs the freedom of leading a truly satisfying life. On the other hand when you acquire the things that money cannot buy, then you will find the feelings of true satisfaction and fulfilment. Pure love, unbreakable trust, true friendship, strongly bonded relationships, understanding, compassion, hard work and success will bring you true happiness and everlasting joy. You will then be motivated to do more and perform better in every aspect in order to fulfil your dreams. What you gain within by fulfilling your life’s purpose is actually what you carry along with you when you finally leave the world for heavenly abode. “For money you can have everything it is said. No, that is not true. You can buy food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; soft beds, but not sleep; knowledge but not intelligence; glitter, but not comfort; fun, but not pleasure; acquaintances, but not friendship; servants, but not faithfulness; grey hair, but not honor; quiet days, but not peace. The shell of all things you can get for money. But not the kernel. That cannot be had for money.” – Arne Garborg Do not regret the things you could not do in life. Your life is very precious and you have to be happy by fulfilling your dreams and achieving your goals. Even by selling the most precious thing you possess and by earning all the money you want, you will fail to bring yourself the pure satisfaction that a human heart desperately longs for. True satisfaction comes only by following and fulfilling your dreams.
Imagine the feeling of satisfaction you will attain when in retrospect your life would reflect all the non-materialistic, sublime and celestial achievements along with the academic, commercial and other materialistic ones too!
Make Hard Work a Necessity, Not a Choice!
To desire is inherent to all humans. The processing of desire is equally important, only then we shall expect things to fall move our way! The desire to change must be greater than your desire to remain the same, overcoming inertia is what brings about progress. There should be an intense urge to see your wants being fulfilled. This intensity needs the spark of motivation and penchant for hard work and the correct process of making things fall in place. Hard work along with the strong belief to make your ambitions turn real will make it happen faster.
Hard work, dedication, belief and the focus on the goal is a sure way to succeed. We must also remember that the act of getting desires fulfilled by the wrong means generate wrong karma. The willingness to take over someone else’s share of success, fame or belongings is not what you deserve. Wrong desires lead to wrong karma and the success attained would be temporary and false. As the law of karma says, what goes around comes around. Desiring for something that does not belong to you is unacceptable by the Universal system and negates good karma.
Desire and earnestly work hard to achieve it by fair means…make your life worthwhile!! Quotes Worth Considering “There are many shortcuts to failure, but there are no shortcuts to true success.” – Orrin Woodward “In life, most short cuts end up taking longer than taking the longer route.” – Suzy Kassem
The Burning Desire – A Short Story
A young man asked Socrates the secret to success. Socrates told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning. They met the next morning as decided. Socrates asked the young man to walk with him towards the river. While walking when the water levelled up to their neck, Socrates took the man by surprise and ducked him into the water. The boy then struggled to get out but Socrates was strong enough to hold him there until the boy started turning almost blue. Socrates finally pulled his head out of the water and the first thing the young man did was gasped in a deep breath. Socrates then asked “What did you want the most when you were there in the water”, the boy replied “Air”. Socrates then explained, “That is the secret to success. When you want success as badly as you wanted the air, then you will get it. There is no other secret”.
Socrates tells us that a burning desire to achieve anything is the secret to all accomplishments. Just like a small fire cannot create much heat, so a weak desire cannot produce great results.