There is a huge modern trend in the West, a trend to desire. Various psychological and pseudo-spiritual practices tell you that you only have to desire (put a picture of your desirable object on your wall, dream about it, etc) and with the time your thoughts will “attract” the thing you desire. And- yes! -for many people who try this method out it comes true.
Little do they think that this “works” probably due to some totally different rule…
Typical for the western ego-oriented mind we tend to think that the world runs around us. A very self-centred thinking. When step aside of that idea and take a look at he bigger picture, we can see a different image.
We can see that we all act in a huge cosmic play, according to a certain plan. There is scenario for everyone, every role is predestined. The only question is how good we are able to play our roles.
Since my early youth I have been trying to understand how this whole thing works. I have been watching and analyzing the events in my and other’s lives. And the conclusion I came to is the following.
We do not have desires. everything we desire is BECAUSE it has to happen. We desire something what is already programmed for us. This explains also why many people have “sudden” desires, spontaneously they want to do/to see/to get something which often changes their lives. It gets even more interesting when people “desire” something but do not do anything about it and finally it happens the way they “wanted”. I am sure you can list here many examples on it.
Thus there is no desire, only the “reading” of the destiny’s messages.
There is an old Sufi story when two Sufi masters who once started their way together and then parted, met again. They asked each other about the results of their spiritual practice.
One told: “Whatever I desire, it always happens.”
And the other said: “I have no desires. I am just the instrument of God’s desires. Whatever Divine desires, happens through me.”