The Significance of Human Desires (part 1)

Last month, the author of Delve posed a series of questions concerning the relationship between physicality and spirituality. Her musings touched on several important points, but my mind especially latched on to these lines:

There is yearning behind our choices. In that way I suppose our physical world spurs and encourages the search for the one thing that really can fulfill us and gives us a tiny glimpse of perfect peace and happiness.

That makes for a good meditation.

What is the significance of our desires, the things we most long for and cherish in this life?

Where do they come from? Why are they there? Which ones are good and which ones are bad? Are they an indication of God’s eternal plans for us—or are they a deceitful, worldly distraction, hindering us in our pursuit of God?

Any thoughts?


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