“All of you have desires, and desires make up what I call your “desire body.” There are things that you want to have in your life. If I asked you what you desire, what is most important to have right now, you could tell me if you stopped and thought about it. When you give thanks, you affect your desire body. The desire body is quite restless, like the emotional body. It is always focusing on what it does not have and what it wants to create. It has a purpose, for it brings you new forms, motivation, and creative energy. Yet, it can bring you a sense of runaway energy – reminding you of all the things you have yet to do and create.
Your desires can seem overwhelming, if you have too many unfulfilled ones. Giving thanks directly affects desires by allowing them to calm down and to see how much they have created. Think of it as if you have a separate part of you composed of those things you have been wanting. When you give thanks, it empowers this part. For this self does not usually focus on what you have generated, but wants to tell you what you could do, how harder you could work, and on and on.
It always has a list of things for you to do, and it needs to be reassured, talked to, and calmed down. Feeling appreciation for what you have done will accomplish this, and will strengthen this part in its ability to create more.”
Sanaya Roman, in “Living with Joy”
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