Our deepest desire shapes our life. What we long for is a catalyst, a driving force that forms our focus, becomes the pivotal point for who we are, and what we hope to achieve in life.
Stop.Take a moment and ask yourself, “What is my deepest desire? What is my heart and soul longing for deep down?”
This simple question is one we often carry around in our heads like a silent mantra but don’t typically take the time to sit in the quiet and really ask ourselves, “What is our heart’s truest desire?”
As I sit in the quiet and ask that question of myself, my heart whispers, peace. Peace is my deepest desire. Peace is what I want from God—for myself, for others.
Freedom from the disturbances that rail in my head.
Quiet and tranquility in the midst of a noisy life.
I want to be able to befriend myself, stop striving to reach for more and be satisfied, and content with whom I already am. I want to let my life unfold instead of pushing the river. I want to live from my deepest desires, from the freedom I feel within my soul when I sense a connection, a oneness, a unity with myself, God, and all of creation.
I want to feel like I belong. I fit in as a part of the overall masterpiece called life that God is creating through us.
I want a peace that surpasses understanding. That’s comfortable with mystery. A peace the world cannot give, but God can. Somehow. Some way.
I feel that peace sometimes on the inside. It’s an inner peace. Freedom. It’s a sense that everything is well in me, in others, in the world because we are all evolving, transforming into who we already are: our True Self, created by God, shaped and molded as we co-create with the One who gives us life.
I want to accept these words of Christ and receive them, integrate them into my life, let these words become flesh in me:
I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
It’s so simple: peace.
It’s a gift God provides; a gift our hearts long for, and have already been given.
All we have to do is believe.
“A person is what his deep desire is. It is our deepest desire in this life that shapes the life to come. So let us direct our deepest desire to realize the Self.”
—The Chandogya Upanishad