desire

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

Before we set out on our paths, we were the path. The compendium of all of our values, efforts, goals, and dreams. If there’s a tree to be planted, we plant it. If there’s a mistake to fix, we fix it. And…

Fortunata Syndrome: Addiction to Forbidden Love

Fortunata Syndrome takes its name from a novel by Benito Pérez Galdós entitled Fortunata y Jacinta. It was written in the 19th century and turned into a film in the 1970’s. Because of the great psychological depth the characters have, their names…

Hope: The Drive and Inspiration of Desire

Try to think of a time when you were intensely hopeful. Was your hope tied to other mental variables? Odds are that one of those variables was motivation. When someone or something really gets your hopes up, you can see…

5 Lao-Tze Quotes to Reflect On

Lao-Tze is a Chinese word that means “old master”. It is also the name of a philosopher and thinker who probably lived in the 7th century. He is credited with writing the “Tao Te Ching”, but he is also a…

Be Careful Who You Trust

When you have a desire or a dream, be careful who you trust. Be careful who you share your yearnings with, because there are lots of people out there who want to put a dampener on your dreams, those who want…