Blessing #11: Meditation on Desire

"There should always be a healthy tension between the life we have settled for and the desires that still call us.  In this sense, our desires are the messengers of our unlived life, calling us to attention and action while we still have time here to explore fields where the treasure dwells! 

Somehow the eye of desire can glimpse possibility where the overfamiliarized mind cannot.   Once possibilities are seen, desire cultivates dissatisfaction in the heart with what is, and kindles an impatiences for that which has not yet emerged.  Our dreams and fantasies showcase the directions in which our desire would love to lead us.  Dreams are the narratives of desire.  We can learn the forms of longing within us, if we attend to our dreaming and explore our desires."