If desire is a compass

by | Feb 15, 2012

“Our prayers are answered not when we are given what we ask, but when we are challenged to be what we can be.” ~Morris Adler

What if desire is a compass, and the objects of desire are merely lodestones, intended to send the needle in our hearts spinning until it rests at true north?

If we think about desire this way, we see that getting what we want is not the point. The point is to check in and see what we want as a means of getting our bearings, just as we might consult a compass when faced with a fork in our path.

What do you want, really?

If that question sends the compass needle in your heart spinning wildly, spend some time steadying yourself, patiently waiting and watching for the needle to settle. You do know what you want, and when you are freed from the myth that knowing what you want means you have to (or deserve to) get it, your desires can guide you instead of ruling you.