Desires arise naturally, from the moment your eyes open in the morning they move through you.
“I want to stay in bed.”
“I need a cup of coffee.”
Desire is part of being human, to deny it, is to deny your humanity.
One of the unique aspects of Tantra is that desire is seen as fuel for awakening, instead of as a sin or something to be avoided. However, attachment to desire is recognized as a trap. When you desire something and then believe you can’t be happy without it then suffering is created. If you can allow desire to be as it is and dance with it, noticing when attachment arises and then let go, desire becomes an ally that supports you in being present.
Today let desire be your ally. What does desire feel like in your body? What happens when you make your desires conscious? Watch out for disappointment. See if you can let go of attachment to getting your desires met. When you let go what do you discover? Is there freedom in letting go?
(C)Copyright 2009, Crystal Dawn Morris, all rights reserved.