Desire versus Lack of Desire

Desire may indicate a real need like the desire for nourishment/sleep/medicine to abate/alleviate hunger/thirst/fatigue/pain etc.

But desire may also indicate the need to feel more alive when we experience boredom or emptiness. So we may crave entertainment, sex, or other pleasant sensations. And the lack of desire may indicate contentment/dispassion or wisdom.

Beware some desires are unhealthy or dangerous for us and for others.

Often pleasant sensations may generate mental craving or greed while unpleasant sensations may generate anguish/aversion/disappointment.

The physical body (the cross we must bear while we are alive) will experience pain, but the mind need not amplify the pain with mental agitation. On the other hand, our negative thoughts/stress over time may make us worry excessively or feel very sad and cause harm (ulcers, high blood pressure, etc.) to our physical bodies.

So some desires are vital and healthy. And it takes discernment/patience/wisdom to overcome those negative desires. Meditation helps us develop control/contentment/peace/wisdom as we become mindful of how physical sensations affect our minds…

We are sensual beings, and we experience physical sensations constantly. And it is important how we skillfully react to them and to our thoughts/feelings associated with those sensations. Godspeed! 👍✌

Published by Dave

"May all beings be happy and peaceful. Thank you, Lord GOD! Praise you, Lord GOD! Love you, Lord GOD! Trust you, Lord GOD! Bless you, Lord GOD! Amen!" 😂 P.S. Go Blue! 👍 ✌

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