Wants are of the mind. Desires are of the soul.

//Wants are of the mind. Desires are of the soul.

Wants are of the mind. Desires are of the soul.

The trouble with wants is their satisfaction is fleeting. They fill us up but we are soon hungering again. Wants are the constant distractors from our soul’s desires. Wants always lie on the horizon of life. In the distance. As the want—the car, the house, the lover—comes closer, we pluck it up and see that the horizon is ever before us. And what is on the far horizon, beckoning? A faster car. A bigger house. A younger lover.

Back to desires. What are they and how do we know one from a want? Well, desires are yearnings of the soul for expression. Yearnings to connect with others who share similar desires. Even the simplest stroking of a desire has it purring in the heart as contentment. Desires are born of love and thrive in love. Our heart’s desires are Life’s yearning to express itself through …

From the book Exhilarated Life: Happiness Ever After (Page 53/54)

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Marilyn Harding is the author of "Exhilarated Life - Discovering Inner Happiness" and "Yesterday at Justin's". Contributor to The Huffington Post, U.S. and Greece, and Thrive Global. Marilyn and her mate Athan presently live in Greece on the Island of Aegina, with roots in Canada. Devoted to the life path of personal mastery, Marilyn lives in the spirit of holism and conducts her life with the goal to augment vibrant and open hearted access to living a superlative life in creativity, wellness, spirituality, productivity, and accountability as citizens of the world no matter what our role.

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