12 Key Factors About Desire

Psalm 105:4

Seek, inquire of and for the Lord, and crave Him and His strength (His might and inflexibility to temptation); seek and require His face and His presence [continually] evermore

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire- Aristotle

All that spirits desire, spirits attain– Khali Gibran

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything– Napoleon Hill.

1) It has different parallels that mean different things but all have one thing in common: the fulfillment of a need.

a) A yearning, longing and craving- will be a deep need that one (overall) element can satisfy.

b) A want, wish for, fancy, aspire to- is more light-hearted and caters more to temporary achievement.

c) A need for love- this comes in two ways:

i) On a shallow level- have a crush on, be attracted to, be infatuated by.
ii) On a deep level- lust, intense passion, sensuality, sexual attraction.

2) There is nothing wrong with it. In and of itself, it is neither pure nor evil. Like a weapon, its fate lies upon its wielder.

3) It determines the next course of action. How well it will be done. How quick it will be done. How soon it will be done. Most importantly, if it will even be done!

4) Can one say that the path we choose in life is centered around it? Something to think about, especially when the previous point is taken into consideration.

5) It definitely shapes who we are. Our worldview. Our outlook on life. Our personalities.

6) The lack of it also has an impact on usThis is true especially when it comes to comparisons, either self-inflicted or brought about by others.

7) Oddly enough it got you this far in this post. It might actually take you all the wayCould it go hand-in-hand with curiosity?

8) It comes either before or after the why question. Which, in essence, determines the level of success gained in any task, no matter the size. Consider competitive people. How involved is it in the life of a perfectionist? A workaholic?

9) It helps you realize what matters to you. Another thing to think about.

10) Our talents heavily rely on it. Whether we know them or not. If we don’t know them, seriously ponder point number 3.

11) It can help us recognize the small things in life.  We don’t really need to try so hard to see that.

12) Rewards are the result of its careful, beautiful and immaculate execution. Well it does play a huge part when it comes to the existence of the reward in the first place! How do two or more people do the same thing and yet one greatly supersedes the others?

Related posts:
7 attributes of a passionate person
The sixth perspective- Vivekenada
Of butterflies and dragons– Abraham L. Rossi Jr.


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