Sunday, December 03, 2006

A good question

What is desire?

A few definitions:
-To long for; to wish for earnestly; to covet.
-To express a wish for;
-Anything which is desired; an object of longing
-Excessive or morbid longing; lust; appetite

Desire: the name of songs, albums, movies; a programming language; the name of a professional wrestler, and of a ship carrying explorers in the 1600s.

Other comments about desire:

-Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win - Denis Waitley

-Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours - James Baldwin

-To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve - James Allen

-We always long for the forbidden things, and desire what is denied us - Francois Rabelais

-Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything - Napoleon Hill

-We may become but a shadow if we lose our desire - anonymous

What is desire?

A good question is never answered – John Ciardi

1 comment:

Kirby said...

Napoleon Hill gives the best analysis of the power and function of “desire” I have ever seen. People who want to truly understand this elemental force of human nature should read pages 25-44 in “Think and Grow Rich!: The Original Version, Restored and Revised” by Napoleon Hill (edited by Ross Cornwell). Hill also had some of the greatest insights into the power of the subconscious mind. You should also read pages 67-74 on “autosuggestion,” which explains how you can program your subconscious mind to act on desire to accomplish goals and objectives and to transform your life.