A True Desire is Not to HAVE but to BE (SSN)

Building upon the idea that behind every want is a deeper desire for a feeling or an experience you would like to have, let’s look at another brilliant quote from “Spiritual Economics” by Eric Butterworth:

“The exciting truth is you can have all that you desire. It is a concept that raises a lot of false expectations and gives rise to many objections. You may say ‘I certainly have desired many things that have not been realized.’ But we have not really listened to our desires, because our consciousness is too often centered in sense appetites and covetous urges. A true desire is not to HAVE but to BE. We are whole creatures in potential, and the true purpose of desire is to unfold that wholeness, to become what we can be. As Goethe says, ‘Desire is the presentiment of our inner abilities, and the forerunner of our ultimate accomplishments.’ “

Keeping this quote in mind, go beyond asking yourself what feeling or experience you are looking to have and ask yourself:

  • Who and what do I want to BE?
  • What part of my complete self do I want to experience?
  • What inner ability do I want to develop?

Takeaway: A true desire is not to have but to be.


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About Unscribbling

Kristin Neperud Merz is the founder of Unscribbled, Inc. - a web and graphic design company that works directly with clients to develop their business by strategizing & meeting their promotional needs. Kristin is also the author of "Unscribbling: the art of problem solving and fulfilling your desires" - where other books and our educational system teach you how to solve "A" problem, Unscribbling teaches you how to problems solve ANY problem and fulfill your desires.
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