The ebb and flow of desire


Let’s explore the ebb and flow of desire, and the expected satisfaction to follow.

Does satisfaction ever meet desires promise?

Let’s take a look at a five-star buffet. Food is a good testing ground for understanding desire.

The entrée is first; lobster, filet, chicken, pork, lasagna, or a vegetarian delight. When does the desire for your choice begin?

Sight, smell, the ambiance all add or subtract to desire.

Feel the draw, the strength, and perceived satisfaction or pleasure to be enjoyed.

Now, we move forward.

When does the desire for the entrée stop and the next desire for a side dish, begin. Does it stop when you start to select or does it stop after the desire for your next choice begins?

Does the desire for the side dish match the desire for the entrée?

Now move on to the salad choices.

Conclusion: Satisfaction rarely meets the promise of desire.

Most things we desire are impermanent and fleeting.

A fulfilled desire, a five-star buffet ends in hunger about five hours for now.

One meal will never sustain us, last a lifetime.

Pleasure is fleeting, one beer, one sexual encounter, one triumph over another never satisfies desire.

Satisfying desire does not quench the beast, he/she always wants more.

Then we have the egos desire to compare this meal to other meals.

If I say this is the worst steak ever after one bite, the meal becomes a waste of money and pleasure.

Fulfilling desire is a minefield, unfettered fulfillment leads to addiction and suffering.

How does desire impact your life?



4 responses to this post.

  1. Now look at desire


    We do crazy things for approval

  2. Posted by rudid96 on August 17, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    Approval junkie – begrudgingly, I will own that.
    Desire to heal – I have to contemplate. If I categorize healing as an end goal, then am I simply pursuing an empty desire? As soon as I get close, the ego compares my state of being to others? It is a state that regularly morphs? Hmmm….something to consider

  3. Check next post

    Yeah we crave approval on the surface

    Fear of criticism is at the core

    There’s the sting

    Rejection and betrayal paralyze me

  4. Posted by rudid96 on August 17, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Rejection and BETRAYAL paralyze me too.
    See my following post.

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