Some time ago, I wrote about the distinction between desire and craving. We all desire things. Sometimes we crave them too.
The difference between desire and craving is subtle, but true. Desire is an expression of longing. Craving is an expression of neediness.
Dancing in the delight of desire is spectacular. It is a teasing, a delicious yearning for something just out of reach, but with the promise of its fulfillment.
A craving is an insatiable hunger that can never really be stilled.
When we rest in our own awareness, we experience desire.
When we place our power outside of ourselves, it turns into a craving, that toxic place in which we lose touch with our own reality.
We imagine things that are not real. We create ghosts that tell us what we want to hear, but they are only apparitions of our own making.
We have all experienced disappointments in life when we truly thought something to be real, only to find out it was a mirage. Our minds played tricks on our hearts and what we thought to be desire wasn't that at all.