S:0713 Distinction: Desire For vs. Attachment To

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)

 

What do you have a desire for? …… An easy question to answer, isn’t it? You probably had several desires come quickly to mind. That’s because to have a desire for something is natural and easy; it’s part of your wiring.

The key is what you think about your desires.

When you get what you desire are you a better person? When you don’t, are you a lesser person? If you believe that Who You Are is determined by getting or not getting what you desire, then there is an attachment to the outcome.

Attachment To is a no-win game. It’s living for, and in, the future where you believe things will be better.

There is no better. There is only Now. Now, is. Desire springs from your Now. Act on your desires, just don’t be attached to getting them.

 

Coaching Point: What do you have a Desire For?

 

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