As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny. – Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (IV.4.5)  

Ah…to think that I my destiny may be nurtured in the arms of my unacknowledged desires. That I may not even be aware of what drives me toward it.

This possibility exists because desire is powerful. It is not my everyday want or wish. It isn’t a random thought that passes through my mind, “Oh, that would be nice…”

Desires are more than that. They are the secrets of my soul that I sometimes tamp down to do what I “should”. They can be buried in my words and actions that continually repeat, “I can’t”.

So then I wonder what it takes to crack me open and let my destiny become reality. How many layers must I peel away before the shell of my structured life is vulnerable enough to break open – until my essence spills from my clutched fists and allows me to be who I must ultimately be.

Life Student

First published at My Life Class 4/2/2015

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