The Power of Desire

When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.~Paulo Coelho

Desire is everything!

There is a powerful, driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality. This power of desire lives inside everyone.

The power was given to you at the moment you were born. Its source is unlimited. And when you seize it, you'll have everything you need to create a life filled with everything you need to fulfill the live you were born to live.

Isn't it time for you to discover the potential of this unlimited life force energy?

Desire is a force that moves you, not only in this material world, but it moves you from one place to another in your spiritual life.

How do you really want to live? What are you most excited about? What are you grateful for? Do you often feel "stuck" in your life? Are you unable to make changes or break through past beliefs?

We look so automatically outside ourselves for these answers. When we do, we give away our power. It's time to find your own answers ... uncover your own internal motivations ... and set sail on your own course!

Your core values and beliefs influence greatly what you are thinking about, the people you identify with, and the goals to which you aspire. Most of us adapted these long ago from our parents, teachers, friends, or peer groups. More often than not, they can limit our vision of how we want to live, and unconsciously alter our level of achievement and happiness in life. That is the power of desire of others influencing you.


Striving...or let the grass grow green by itself?


Everyone wants to have their dreams come true, and often we are told to follow our dreams by working hard, preparing the way for future opportunities and never giving up. But there is conflicting advice, which says the opposite: The universe holds the ultimate power to bring our wishes to fulfillment and, therefore, letting nature takes its course is a better way than striving. The grass grows green by itself. Which way do I go?


Most people have become acquainted with these two alternatives, which is why some people "go with the flow" and others believe that preparation plus perspiration is the key to success. But there's another concept that embraces both extremes. It holds that the power of desire depends on your state of awareness. In higher states, less effort is needed than in lower states. Certain conditions have to be met within each person. Consciousness brings its own fulfillment only if consciousness is clear, alert, awake, holistic and connected to the source. The ultimate state of awareness is unity consciousness, where everything happens so automatically that the person isn't even aware of making a choice. An intent is immediately followed by its fulfillment.

When you haven't reached unity consciousness, there is a gap between what you want and what the universe brings to you. This can be a gap in time or in results. By that I mean you may have to wait, and the result that comes to you may seem less than ideal. We all experience this gap, and to be frank, millions of people embedded in the materialist worldview deny that dreams come true through anything but effort. They claim that our thoughts, wishes and intentions exist completely inside our brains, having no connection with the world "out there."

The picture is confusing, which is why you find yourself caught between one theory of intention and the other. To get out of this confusion, the only way is to keep experiencing your present state of awareness and looking for clues for expanding it, since the world does, in fact, reflect who you are inside. We all have conflicting wants, and we drift from very clear moments of awareness to duller, more confused moments. Don't take that as a reason to be discouraged. The whole fascination of personal growth lies in the journey, with all its twists and turns.

If you are asking for a magical shortcut to making your dreams come true, there is none. The more clarity you achieve, the more you will find that the universe is on your side, supporting your thoughts and intentions. Therefore, focus on clarity, not on getting results. The results will come according to their own rhythm and timing.

The Buddha

The situations that you create are largely based upon our intent.
Buddha gives us two of the most profound teachings about this subject;

  • Regarding desires of the flesh, he taught that, that kind of wanting is the root cause of human suffering.
  • Regarding spiritual desire, he taught that it is essential for spiritual advancement.

“By endeavor, diligence, discipline and self-mastery,

let the wise man make of himself an island that no flood can overwhelm”.

Endeavor, diligence and discipline – these are all manifestations of powerful intention.

Desire versus Wanting

Most people either loose their intention to succeed, don't have the intention to succeed, have the wrong intention attached to their goal or don't know what they really want. The last 2 are where most people fall - they may want to achieve certain goals - but don't have the right intention attached to their goal or don't know what their real desire is.

Your intention is what fuels your success - if you don't have the drive to achieve your goals - you're not going to achieve it. A goal without a desire is like driving a car without gas. You're simply not going to get anywhere.

If you want to achieve your goals you need to have the drive to achieve your goal or you have to have the right intention associated with that goal.

What's Your Desire?

Let's face it - we all want a lot of things and we all would like to have a lot of different things in our lives - but wanting and desiring something are very different. For example: you may want to make more money - but what do you really desire? If you think that money will give you more time, more security, more freedom - then what you really desire is freedom, security, more time and perhaps a comfortable lifestyle. You want more money - but you really desire something completely different - something that you think having more money will allow you to achieve.

Realizing and understanding your core desire is critical to your success.

If you're setting a goal to make more money but don't know what you truly want then you may find that you're not making the progress that you want because there is no real desire. And this is only because you're not focusing on your intention - you're not using the power of desire.

After Mike Tyson lost his most recent fight he said: "I lost my drive, I'm not hungry anymore. I'm wealthy, my kids have money, I have nothing to fight for." Tyson's drive to fight was to be wealthy and make sure that his family was financially secure. Filling his ego with the notion that he was heavyweight champ didn't matter anymore. Since he had the money – fighting wasn't necessary to him and there was no drive to fight. He wanted to make some more money, he wanted to come back and be champ again - but he had no real desire.

Muhammad Ali, on the other hand, had a burning drive to be heavyweight champion of the world. His intention wasn't money - it was fame. That's why he always came back - until his body could no longer fulfill his drive.

Nelson Mandela had a burning drive not just for personal freedom - but for the freedom of all blacks in South Africa.

Bill Gates had a wish to see a computer in every home in the world – and we're almost at that point.

Having a desire is what fuels your ability to succeed. You may want to make a million dollars - but what is it that you truly desire? Is it a better home? A better life, more time, financial security? If this is what you want then this is what you need to focus on regularly - especially when you think about taking steps to make a million dollars - or what ever amount you want to make. 

You first should understand why you truly want to accomplish a certain goal because this is how you will identify your true intent.
Once you know your true intention you can begin pursuing your goal with confidence because you'll be utilizing the power of desire - which when combined with the power of your subconscious mind virtually guarantees your success.

If you focus on your true intention you will be more motivated and compelled to succeed.

When you are about your intent - you have power and you can use this power to direct your mind and subconscious mind to help you achieve your goals.

We've all heard stories where people overcome seemingly impossible odds to survive. Someone may be trapped for days without water but finds a way to survive. The reason - their drive to live forces them to find a way to make it through. Doctors and scientists all agree that a person who loses the will to live - will meet his or her end much more quickly than someone who has a will to live.

What ever it is you want to achieve you can instill the desire within you to make it happen. How? It's really quite simple. If you want to be in a relationship - then think about why you want to be in a relationship. Saying that it would be nice isn't good enough. You have to ask yourself why it would be nice.

If you don't have a desire to accomplish your goal then you have likely chosen the wrong goal or you don't clearly understand why you want to achieve that goal. For example: If you want to improve your health or lose weight just because you feel you need to then you really don't have the intention to improve your health or lose weight. If you decide that you want to improve your health so that you live a longer healthier life - then you have a real intention to improve your health. Do you see the difference between simply wanting to achieve something and having a desire to achieve something.

When you know what you want you should think about that regularly, everyday, every moment and constantly look for ways to achieve the goal that will allow you to fulfill that desire.

If you want to have success - if you want to achieve your goals, if you want to enjoy happiness and a better life then you have to understand your true intention - or why you want to achieve your goals.
You can create your intention by simply looking at the goal you want and understanding how achieving that goal would significantly improve your life and the lives of those around you. If you're not clear on your intention then start thinking about how accomplishing that goal will improve your life and the lives of those around you.

So if you think you want to live life with passion and experience happiness - then think about how achieving that would improve your life and the lives of those around you. As you start doing this you'll begin to uncover your desire.

Your beliefs have to be in alignment in order for desire
to be the driving force of change!

Once you know what it is you truly desire you can begin working with this power by continually sending the right messages to your subconscious mind. When you do this you instruct your subconscious mind to create the situations you want to help you achieve that which you long for.

These next steps require that you pay more attention to what you think, say and do. It's great to have an intention - but if your thoughts, words and actions are in conflict what you want - you will not succeed.

Muhammad Ali wanted to be the greatest fighter ever - so he walked around telling everybody he was the greatest. True boxing lovers will argue that he is not the greatest fighter ever - but the world still refers to Ali as the greatest.

Nelson Mandela always talked about freedom even when he was behind bars he would only discuss freedom - freedom for himself and his fellow Africans.

Bill Gates always talks about how computers change and improves peoples lives - and today more people are aware of how computers have improved our lives.

This next step requires that you create a belief system that corresponds with your true intention - this means having beliefs and attitudes that allow you to fulfill your intent. You can't want to have a better life and then believe that it's difficult to make more money and improve your life. You can't wish to be married and have a belief or say that it's difficult to meet the right man or woman. If you have a belief that is in conflict with what you are wanting then you're really defeating yourself before you even start.

If you know your intention then you have gas in your car. But if you have the wrong beliefs then you're going to drive your car in the wrong direction - you still won't get to where you want to go. You still won't achieve your goals if you don't have the right belief system. So now that you know your intention - watch your thoughts. Keep track of what you regularly think, say and do. Make sure that what you regularly think, say and do help you achieve what you want and doesn't work against you.

I suggest that you keep a notepad and pen handy so that you track your thoughts, words and actions. If you catch yourself thinking, saying or doing something that isn't in line with your intention or doesn't support your intent - then change that thought, word, or action - so that it does support your intention.


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