For the Progress and Enlightenment. Of Desire by Melissa Fry Beasley

For the Progress and Enlightenment. Of Desire by Melissa Fry Beasley

For the progress and enlightenment: discover your mission. Of Desire by Melissa Fry Beasley. An important article about people objectives. Have a nice day, friends!


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What is it about human nature that insists we want what is just beyond our grasp? Why must we crave what we do not have or fear we will not acquire something, to the point of obsession? Why is forbidden fruit said to taste the sweetest? Kindness mistaken for weakness? How easily does jealousy rear its ugly head? Tell someone no and what happens? Many suddenly MUST POSSESS what was refused, even knowing there had only been a half-hearted interest in obtaining it prior. The philosophy and psychology of success can appear to be a focused manipulation of the mind and heart. Most are games we play with ourselves, even more dangerous than the damage done to us by ‘others’. Strings we choose to pull. Perhaps sterilizing that which we love. In all areas of life we learn there is rarely good in doing or taking anything by force.

Maybe it is hanging in that delicate place between pleasure and pain. The keen pulsating that transcends everything. Or perhaps it actually is the extremes. The back and forth, up and down, roller coaster ride of longing and tasting, while being denied the drink? Whatever it is that makes desire such a strong and intense instinctual drive, it is difficult not to be overcome by the power of our passions. Not to allow emotion to entirely dictate our reasoning and actions, controlling our behaviour. Consuming our thoughts and attention. Enmeshed in far too many controversies to enumerate. The most perplexing paradox is also the most common. Once we do have the object of our affection, how quickly we become fickle and eager for the next pursuit. Hungry for the chase. Man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite. The price of getting what you want is getting what you once wanted. Who is to say which is most tragic? In the interval that separates two desires are where we find moments of peace or quiet in the mind.

Visible but just out of reach seems to trigger our appetency and ardent impulses, leaving us with what could eventually boil down to nothing more than a covetous bent. Serendipity … looking for something only to find another thing and realize that what you have found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for to begin with. You could even go so far as to make mention of the fact that man’s desire is FOR the woman. Whereas woman is satiated by the DESIRE of men.

‘It’ lies inside all of us waiting, perhaps sleeping. And though uninvited and unbidden … it will stir. Speak to us. Drive and move us. Who wants to be like the church standing empty? How does one choose between the need to improve the world and the urge to also enjoy and play in it? The old ones always say, “your feet will walk you right to where your heart is”.

We cannot argue we have been gifted a fair amount of power; when by believing in something strongly enough we create it, even before it exists. Our destiny changes with our thought and wish to become. To be great begin by being. The nonexistent is simply what we have not sufficiently desired. All that spirits desire, spirits obtain. We are born and come into this world with everything we ever need; within us right now, not ‘out there somewhere’. Because of this we have immense ability and inclination toward improvement. Vision is in the obscure.

We strive and thrive upon achievement and gain. Modern society has been set up and functions in this way. Definiteness of purpose and knowledge of what one wants most is paramount on our journey. The higher your structure, the deeper the foundation must be. Life is shaped by the ends you live for. We are created in the image of our dreams. When there is nothing to want there is an end of things. Lies live in intention as much as words. If you grow bored with your life you will fail to wake and rise each morning with a burning to accomplish and make things happen. We must have the tenacity to pick ourselves up, inspired to start anew each day. Our whole life we must continue to fight and adjust if we are to survive. When you discover your mission you will feel its demand. When we are practicing and living good lifeways we are issuing a direct invitation to the universe (and Creator) for the progress and enlightenment we desire.

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Melissa Fry Beasley is a Humanistic poet of Cherokee origin, who resides in Oklahoma . Through the written and spoken word, she examines the gap between the ideal and the reality involved in living in the world during this time. Her work is both personal and subjective, yet she does not turn aside from the political and social issues of her environment. She is a woman who seeks to express her individual perspective and needs while accepting the diversity involved in questions of gender, race and culture. Melissa believes that change is necessary and deploys her writing to reflect her personal experience in the wider social and political context. You can find her work in print and online in Indian Country Today Media Network, Native News Today, The Native American Encyclopedia, FirstPeople.Us, Working Effectively With Aboriginal People, Churn Magazine, Big River Poetry Review, Enhance Magazine, A&U Magazine, and many others. She has two chapbooks forthcoming. " When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator." Mahatma Gandhi " They won't break me because the desire for freedom, and the freedom of the people, is in my heart. The day will dawn when all the people of will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then that we will see the rising of the moon." Bobby Sands

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