Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Recognizing desires... (with David Hawkins)

Recognizing desires

All of our desires spring
From Happiness shaded by
Something seemingly separate..
Most of our lives are spent
Looking for..or losing 
That something..
Until that moment when we
Recognize that Happiness
Is never lost but awaits our
Lifting the shade...

“Desire is fueled by the illusion of lack and that the source of happiness is outside oneself and therefore has to be pursued or acquired. The importance of the object of desire is thereby inflated and overvalued by its symbolism and mystique. The pleasure of the sense of Self is blocked by desire. When that desire is fulfilled, the ego ascribes the resultant sense of joy to the acquisition of an external. However, this is a clever illusion because the actual source of the pleasure is that the block to experiencing the joy of the Self has been temporarily removed. The source of the experienced happiness is the radiance of the Self that shines forth when it is not shut off by an ego distress.”
— Dr. David Hawkins, I: Reality and Subjectivity, pg. 189

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