Hi Sara,

Thank you for your heart-felt response.

I would like to offer a different take on desires.

There are in-authentic desires and there are authentic desires. The Transcendental Self that we are communicates with us through deep desires.

Eckhart Tolle puts it nicely, "Desire is the need to add something to yourself in order to be yourself more fully."

The Bhagavad Gita defines four types of desires, the highest being the desire to achieve spiritual discrimination.

The Vedas also teach that there are four types of of desires, and define the highest desire being Moksha - spiritual liberation. The purpose of the other three desires is to enable a person to achieve Moksha or spiritual liberation.

Living in the now is a state of being. Desires are only in the future if we are not self-present, 'being' them in the now. If one has a desire for spiritual liberation, 'being' that desire (liberation) in the now liberates. If one desires love in their life, 'being' that love in the now moment makes it so.

Thanks again for your response

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