Desire and the yearning to fulfill those desires propels, inspires and gives the heart the fuel to move. The energy produced by each thought that supports the feeling and the desire, is what keeps the spirit alive. Otherwise we are only a walking skeleton, a facade or a mask. Living the life only by repeating the stories we have heard. Defining and expressing oneself through only the physical world.
The passion of living life fully in each moment comes with the feelings created when we "desire".
Surely any desire has an outcome or goal "attached" to it. When the outcome or the goal is not met, what then? How does one deal with the disappointment or the un met outcome and its "attachment"?
Is it possible to have a desire without any attachment?
If one is able to trace the desire to its origin, the thoughts that started the desire the associated feelings, then the outcome or rather the attachment to the outcome starts to lessen. Feelings and their source become clear allowing one to not only be able to feel the feeling but somehow know why and what we are feeling.
Somewhere in this introspection or contemplation the awareness of the impermanence of life becomes clear.
We start to appreciate each moment knowing that it's all in the passing. The feelings become clear, the passions driving our desires become a moving flow. We begin to tend to the roots of our own feelings. We become sensitive to how the other person feels. Seeing who I am, with my conditionings and my stories and accepting that allows me to stop the inner turmoil and conflict. A compassionate way of being becomes the peaceful identity.
We befriend ourself and become our own soulmate.
To bring what is called happiness and joy to our life and the lives of those we touch.
Reminds me of a saying that one can begin to apply, towards oneself first, and to all those thoughts that we think and say in each moment.
"Let each word pass through three gates, what I am saying is it: true, necessary, and is it kind." ~Sufi saying~