Saturday, August 9, 2014

Desires Make Us Human

You can't teach anybody anything. You can only show them that the answers are already inside of them.

Galileo, the 16th-century Italian genius, wrote those thoughts sometime during his illustrious career. It’s true. We believe we want to be taught, but at some point in our taxing life we realize the answers to all our questions are within us. We are connected to the genius that is inherent in all consciousness. Off course, we can and do debate that fact. We don’t experience this aspect of life as know-it-alls. We experience life to feel what we already know. We want to physical and emotionally feel each thought. Each thought is a burst of energy. Every thought manifests somewhere, somehow.

Our thoughts become things. We don’t always use the wisdom within us to think. We want to challenge what we think we know. When we do, we get closer to where we’re going. But we don’t always know where we’re going. And when we don’t know where we’re going, as the great Yogi Berra said, “we wind up somewhere else.” Somewhere else is our place of expansion. Life is not about finding the self. We already know the location of the self. Life is for tweaking and expanding the self. We use the energy within us to accomplish those desires.

Desires are the catalyst for growth. Desires are the fuel for physical emotions. Desires are the breath of creation. Desires hold the answers to all of our questions. Desires make us human, but they also make us divine.

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