Longing is our hearts response to the magnetic pull of the divine

Pure longing is uncomfortable, fierce, burning, potent

But we want fulfillment
So we start thinking about, and naming, what we think we long for
Giving it an objective, so we can go after it
And longing degrades into desires and attachments

It is also worth differentiating longing from the hungers of hungry ghosts

Pure longing holds the essence of emptiness
Empty of false self-identities

When acknowledged, longing will burn within us and pull us through and beyond life


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