Sunday, May 27, 2012

What Does it Mean to Desire?

Here is my latest article for Isla Magazine!
I am fascinated by synchronicities and I always look closer to see if there’s a message in them. Sometimes they are pure coincidence, but other times, a string of events will happen that clearly have an undeniably personal meaning.
The other day, I remembered the concept that if you have a desire, you also have the ability to achieve it. Later on that day, I watched part of an interview that Oprah did with Deepak Chopra. In the interview, they mentioned the exact same concept. Oprah said, “So, to have the desire means you can accomplish it,” and Deepak finished her sentence and said, “Otherwise you wouldn’t have the desire.”
When I heard this, time stood still for a moment. I recognized that it was something important to pay attention to. I’ve had so many desires that haven’t come true, and in a sense, I’ve stopped being hopeful for new ones. I’ve even stopped believing that certain desires could even happen at all. This could be a missing piece of the puzzle.
Later on that same evening, I listened to a teleclass on trusting your inner guidance. The instructor started talking about how she had been studying the law of attraction for years, and one thing she learned was that if she had a desire, then she had the ability to achieve it. There it was again! I took it as a message to realize that it’s unnecessary to ache for the things we want. Instead, we can enjoy the thought of the desire, fully knowing that it’s on its way.
I looked up some quotes that mention this concept and here are a couple of my favorites:
“If you have the ability to imagine it, or even to think about it, this Universe has the ability and the resources to deliver it fully unto you, for this Universe is like a well-stocked kitchen with every ingredient imaginable at your disposal.” –Abraham-Hicks
“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” –Paolo Coelho
I like the idea of putting a new spin on what it means to desire. What if we look at it as choosing something new to experience, knowing that it’s absolutely achievable? It feels so much more empowering from this perspective.
It’s pretty common to associate desiring with a painful yearning and an underlying expectation that it will never happen, but wouldn’t it be more fun to enjoy the thought of your desire and happily anticipate its arrival? How amazing would it be if we approached all of our desires in this way? There would be no feeling of struggle or pain. We would just relax and enjoy the journey, knowing that everything is unfolding in the perfect way and at the perfect time.
Instead of having a desire and feeling the pain of not having it, feel the bliss of what it will feel like once it arrives. Remember, if you have a desire, you also have the means to achieve it. This week, pick a few desires and feel what it feels like to know that each one is on its way to you right now!

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