Desire has been present in us from our beginning. Desire is good and present in our core for a reason.
It could be said that my love for nature was due to the fact of my early years being lived out on a farm. You could say my love for flowers was formed by my maternal grandmother who was a loving friend. My need to spend significant amounts of time studying could be related to the time I had to entertain myself as a sick young child. On and on I could go.
While all this may be accurate to some degree, it may not be complete. What if I was given the love for nature so I could have a source of joy throughout my journey that began on that farm? What if I was blessed with an appreciation for all types of lovely plants so my grandmother and I would have a connection point leading us to deeper relational joy? And what if I was given the ability to concentrate – finding flow in private activities – to get me through those years of sickness and serve me in the years of my work?
Entertaining such questions not only requires me to open to the developing present, but also gives me permission to embrace how the past has unfolded into what I know today. It is okay to perceive my experience in a holistic view supporting an engaged connection to a larger purpose.
What gives one’s intent uniqueness in a larger purpose is, for that individual, the essence of desire. The fragrance of that essence does one, nor anyone else, no good if it remains bottled and tightly capped. A self infused layer of guilt is a sure method of sealing a cap of judgment on the expression of desire.
Desire flourishes in a judgment-free zone. Freedom is not a specific example of desire; freedom is indispensible to one’s desire. And we each hold the key to this freedom. Employing the key unfetters desire to flow and deliver one from the captivity of judgment.