Desire and The Work of Byron Katie Webinar for everyone 10-11:30 am Thursday March 26, 2015.
We will begin a journey into what Desire is, and can be for us when its joyful, clear, and thrilling. Anyone is welcome to join for no charge.
Put this information in your calendar if you’d like to attend. It WILL be recorded, so if you can’t make it, don’t worry–you’ll be able to listen in later and I’ll leave the recording up for several days.
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The really interesting thing about desire is all the ways it gets twisted up in our hearts and minds with fear, panic, loss and emptiness.
So if I’m sitting on my couch and have a desire to make good money doing what I love in the world….
….but a split second later I think about my low bank account, and how my car is damaged and needs repair, and how the house I live in has a broken refrigerator….
….my mind is running fast and bouncing around like a ping-pong ball from desiring money to considering what I need the money for (desperately).
I hardly let myself have a moment of peaceful enjoyment, the imagined joy of what could be possible, before I kicked myself in the shin with what a failure and how overwhelming this is.
The thoughts are stressful: you’re a loser, you don’t know how, you should have gotten a better education, you should have made different choices, you need more energy anyway, it’s almost too late.
How do you react when you believe these kinds of thoughts?
I want to go to bed, drink alcohol, watch TV, escape, sigh, surf the net. I might snap at the people around me. I stay home. I don’t try anything new.
Who would you be if you slowed way, way down and imagined yourself without the beliefs the you’re a loser, you’ve failed, you should have done it differently?
Without the belief that you know what’s better, that you know what’s right?
Without the belief that your dream or desire for more is wrong, or wasted, or bad?
This is a hard thing to imagine sometimes, but try.
Who would you BE in this moment without the belief that there’s no use, you’re a failure, and your dreams are too big?
None of those thoughts?
Something in me would stir.
I might even get excited, and have a spark of energy. I’d feel more trusting, I’d relax even while I’m picturing a future vision.
If you turn around the idea that Desire is dangerous, impossible, not for you, or disappointing….
….what do you notice you desire?
Fortune, influence, romance, love, connection, security, enlightenment?
How could your desire be present right now?
If you lived this, and followed the breadcrumbs of your desire through the woods….
….how would you behave? What would you say? What would you do?
What if there was no need to grab? What if you celebrated your desire, sincerely, and shared it with everyone?
“Your aims are small and low. They do not call for more. Only God’s energy is infinite–because He wants nothing for Himself. Be like Him and all your desires will be fulfilled. The higher your aims and vaster your desires, the more energy you will have for their fulfillment. Desire the good of all and the universe will work with you.” ~ Nisargadatta
You are part of this wonderful universe, so don’t eliminate yourself, but let yourself be cared for and nurtured and loved. Reach out.
Question your stressful thoughts about why you can’t get what you want, or your confusion about your worth.
What disturbs you about your desires? What do you long for?
Write me back by hitting reply to this email and let me know–I may cover it in next week’s webinar on Desire.
“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” ~ Rumi