Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

“Wrong desire is the greatest enemy of happiness.” – Lao Tzu in Tao Te ChingGreener Pastures courtesy Creative Commons license by Daniel Ripoll

Spiritual Awakening

What Do We Want? And why is desire such a tricky guide?

Much of what we experience as desire is actually a yearning for connection, and the only connection that truly satisfies is spiritual connection. We desire something we already have: oneness.

As in the line from the country song goes, we’re looking for love in all the wrong places. We look outside ourselves for that which is inside. The connection we seek has always been inside, and it will always be inside.

Our passions and desires can go off the track so easily. Mine have. I’ve followed passion and desire off many cliffs – bad relationships, substance abuse, overeating. It’s not surprising that 12 step programs insist that the connection to a higher power is essential to overcoming the negative effects of desire gone haywire.

Passion is a powerful human force. Desire keeps us moving when all seems lost…

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4 thoughts on “Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

  1. Yes, that’s very true. Thank you. It reminds me of the story about the rose in the book “The Little Prince”. It was unlike any other rose because of his caring.

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