A Quote and a Question

Treetops in Lace


“When we confuse desiring with having or attaining something, we move away from ourselves, away from listening-flowing-feeling-creating and into the pushing, striving, teeth-gritting, forcing way of being….Desire becomes a place to get to rather than a vital energy to feel, experience, and ride.”

Jennifer Louden


What role is desire playing in your holiday plans?  Are you riding it or is it riding you?


2 thoughts on “A Quote and a Question

  1. livnletlrn says:

    I desire a peaceful, family-centered, noncommercial holiday season. As usual, that is what we’ll probably have.

    So, desire is driving our holiday plans, but it’s perhaps not the type of desire mainstream America often experiences.

    No stores, no rushing, no stress, no bills. Works for us. 🙂

  2. butterflygirl says:

    Our (outside) family has holiday desires and sometimes it sure tries it’s best ride us! Every year it seems like a fight to escape its push. This year though we are pushing back much stronger, and I think distance is helping us too. We just don’t see things the way they do, and that’s okay. So, I hope we are riding along with that vital energy and experience with each other. Excellent quote for this time of year! Would you mind if I borrowed it?

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