🍁 Habitual Wants 🍁

A created want becomes a natural want in time through habit. Whatever the want may be, it gives pain. The more wants we have, the greater the possibilities of pain, for the more wants we have, the more difficult it is to fulfill them, and
the more wants that remain unfilled, the greater is the pain.

If desire finds no prospect of immediate fulfillment, or finds an obstruction, then pain immediately arises. Why do we desire and long for things? Why do we yearn for states of mind, of feeling, of soul qualities and
attainments? It is because we remember that once we were perfect, and it is for that long-lost perfection that we yearn. We are all children of God.

Purpose and aim are the qualities which make or mar an individual's life. If we have a driving purpose in life, we can
tap the resources of the Infinite for power, and if that stirring purpose in tune with the oneness of all Creation, we shall come to find life growing richer and wider. Such motives build the eternal things of the Spirit and they never fail.

Paramahansa Yogananda

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