Desire is intrinsic to all living forms – the urge to exist and flourish. It turns to suffering when, due to unmet needs, it contracts, intensifies and separates us from our full aliveness and awareness. These two talks guide us in awakening from this trance, and discovering how within desire is the longing that can carry us to true belonging.
Practice with the final meditation from Part 1: Meditation on Bringing RAIN to the Wanting Mind (11:01 min.)
I want a lot.Rainer Maria Rilke, Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God
Perhaps I want everything
the darkness that comes with every infinite fall
and the shivering blaze of every step up.
…You have not grown old, and it is not too late
To dive into your increasing depths
where life calmly gives out its own secret.”