Joy and Serenity
Desire’s Ultimate Desire.
When there is no hunger left, Joy and Serenity are the ultimate gifts of Desire.
Desire holds precise and subtle information about exactly what you need, including how much, when, and even why you need it. Without this self-knowledge, as well as the energy and ability to take care of yourself, you are weaker, crankier, angrier, and more afraid. Or you can become endlessly absorbed in satisfying desires.
As Senses of the Soul, emotions guide you directly to what needs to be dealt with for your greater good. Historically, emotions—and Desire, in particular—have been seen and used as the enemy of spirituality. But as we’ve observed in this chapter, they are essential tools for higher development. When you take care of your human needs really well, you become calm. When you recognize your deeper needs, you become fulfilled. When you recognize the Soul and feed it, you become Desireless—that is, free to have and not have. All needs come from the Soul—serving the body first, then honoring the sense of self, and finally leading to full realization of the exalted nature of the Soul and its material incarnation. When you learn to deeply quench your Soul, you appear to be Desireless. When there is no hunger left, Joy and Serenity are the ultimate gifts of Desire.
The highest desire is to become desireless.
Yogi Bhajan, July 19, 1981