Anatomy of Desire: How to Be Happy Even When You Don't Get What You Want

Anatomy of Desire: How to Be Happy Even When You Don't Get What You Want

by Gina Lake
     
 

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We expect that getting what we want will finally make us happy, but what we find is that it mostly just leads to wanting more or wanting something different. Our desires toss us to and fro until we tire of this and begin to question the value of following our desires. Anatomy of Desire will help you understand desire and its purpose in your life. It will also help

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We expect that getting what we want will finally make us happy, but what we find is that it mostly just leads to wanting more or wanting something different. Our desires toss us to and fro until we tire of this and begin to question the value of following our desires. Anatomy of Desire will help you understand desire and its purpose in your life. It will also help you discriminate between your Heart’s desires and the ego's and to relate to the ego's desires in a way that reduces suffering and increases joy. By pointing out the myths about desire that keep us tied to our ego's desires and the suffering they cause, Anatomy of Desire will help you be happy regardless of your desires and whether you are attaining them. So it is also about spiritual freedom, or liberation, which comes from following the Heart, our deepest desires, instead of the ego's desires. It is about becoming a lover of life rather than a desirer.

Review: Neale Donald Walsch, author of Conversations with God:
“Conversations with God says that happiness is not getting what you want, it is wanting what you get…Few books do as good a job, as quickly, of reconnecting us with that wisdom than this entry by Gina Lake…The practical information in this book demystifies desire and helped me to distinguish between the fear-driven desires of the ego and the urges of Essence. Anatomy of Desire: is an easy, quick read that has had a lasting impact on me. I highly recommend it…It offers a simple, accessible, articulate, and interesting take on the very human experience of desire and gives us the tools to make clear choices about how we want to live our lives. An easy, excellent read.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000807613
Publisher:
Gina Lake
Publication date:
01/20/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
318 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Gina Lake is the author of numerous books about awakening to one’s true nature, including From Stress to Stillness, Trusting Life, Embracing the Now, Radical Happiness, Living in the Now, Return to Essence, Choosing Love, Ten Teachings for One World, Anatomy of Desire, Getting Free, A Heroic Life, and The Jesus Trilogy (Choice and Will / Love and Surrender / Beliefs, Emotions, and the Creation of Reality). She is also a gifted intuitive with a master's degree in counseling psychology and over twenty years' experience supporting people in their spiritual growth. Her most recent books, The Jesus Trilogy, A Heroic Life, and In the World but Not of It, were received from Jesus in the same way that Helen Shucman received A Course in Miracles. Gina's website offers information about her books and courses, free ebooks, book excerpts, a monthly newsletter, a blog, and audio and video recordings: http://www.radicalhappiness.com Note from the author: I receive the books from Jesus in the same way that Helen Schucman received A Course in Miracles¸ which is also said to be dictated by Jesus, and which many others have received their writings, including St. Teresa of Avila, St. Hildegard of Bingen, Richard Bach, and Neale Donald Walsch. This method of receiving information is also called conscious channeling, but it is not mediumship in which the channel is unconscious and her body is used by an entity. Conscious channeling, or taking dictation, is a process of hearing words mentally and writing them down as they are heard, without any thought on my part. I can receive this communication anywhere. I don’t need to be in a meditative or trance state. All that is necessary is that I don’t think! When I’m receiving this dictation, it is as if Jesus is sitting in a chair next to me dictating the words, except that those words are heard mentally. I can ask questions during this dictation and receive answers, but the process works best when my own mind is completely set aside. Then the flow happens smoothly and rapidly and without interruption until a particular stopping place is reached.

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