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Seduced by Desire

The most important thing to understand about being seduced by desire is the less you’re attached to “I” the less you’ll be seduced because without “I” there’s no one who needs…

Being seduced by desire is so enticing because it feels good; this is why the draw of desire is so powerful. There’s only issue with this because of the impermanent nature of desire. It simply will not last, it has no staying power so something else will be needed almost immediately following the satisfaction of each desire. Think about it, with all the desires that have been fulfilled throughout your life regardless of what it was, it does not bring the satisfaction now that it brought at that time, and most times even if the same exact desire is physically repeated, it’s usually not as satisfying as the first experience. I used so many things as I was seduced by desire, but the satisfaction of giving into the desire never lasted; the seduction of the next needed desire always arose. This went on all the time, satisfying one desire after another and never being fulfilled.

I’ve come to understand being seduced by desire as the main reason people start using substances and become addicted. If fulfilling desire wasn’t sought, nothing would be reached for so there would never be an addiction, but unfortunately being seduced by desire has its way with humanity. It’s deeply ingrained in the subconscious and has been in place since our existence began. I know being seduced by desire is what controlled me for forty nine years and it was in direct relation with “I”. Without “I” no one is there to be seduced. Even with this understanding being seduced by desire doesn’t just disappear, but it does lessen somewhat. To me the most important thing to understand about this is the less you’re attached to “I” the less you will be seduced and it’s because without “I” there’s no one who needs to satisfy the next desire…